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Indian Wells 2021: Sloane Stephens vs Heather Watson Preview, Head to Head, Prediction and Live Stream for BNP Paribas Open

Former US Open champion Sloane Stephens will lock horns against Heather Watson in the first round of 2021 Indian Wells.

Sloane Stephens vs Heather Watson

Sloane Stephens will be up against Heather Watson in the opening round of the 2021 BNP Paribas Open. Stephens is ranked 73rd in the world while Watson is the World No.57.

Sloane Stephens vs Heather Watson: Match Details

  • Tournament: BNP Paribas Open 2021
  • Match: Marketa Vondrousova vs Viktorija Golubic
  • Round: First Round
  • Date: October 6, 2021
  • Prize Money: $18,155
  • Venue: Indian Wells, USA
  • Surface: Indoor Hard Court

Sloane Stephens vs Heather Watson: Preview

Sloane Stephens

Former US Open champion Sloane Stephens has blown hot and cold throughout the season. She had a decent clay court swing where she reached the semifinals at Parma and made it to the second week at the French Open. She then reached the third round at Wimbledon and the US Open. Her North American swing hasn’t been particularly fruitful as she bowed out of early rounds at Silicon Valley, Toronto and Cincinnati.

Heather Watson has had a terrible season so far. She reached the second round of the Australian Open and hasn’t found any form since them. Her best result came on grass at Birmingham where she reached the semifinals. But ever since then, she hasn’t won a main draw match in as many as seven tournaments including the US Open.

Sloane Stephens vs Heather Watson: Head-to-Head

Heather Watson

This will be the 8th meeting between the duo. Watson leads the H2H 5-2. They last met 5 years ago at Miami where Watson won in straight sets.

Sloane Stephens vs Heather Watson: Prediction

Sloane Stephens

Both the players aren’t in form and will look to start fresh this week in Indian Wells. Both are experienced and know each other’s game well. However, Stephens will have a slight edge as she has better record this season compared to Watson. The baseline strokes will once again be the key to the outcome of the match. Expect Stephens to cruise into the next round easily.

Prediction: Stephens to win in straight sets.

Sloane Stephens vs Heather Watson: Live Streaming and Where to Watch

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Also read: Indian Wells 2021: Marketa Vondrousova vs Viktorija Golubic Preview, Head to Head, Prediction and Live Stream for BNP Paribas Open