In the opening round of the Chicago Classic 2021, World No. 63 Sloane Stephens will take on World No. 33 and the 13th seeded Tamara Zidansek.
Sloane Stephens vs Tamara Zidansek: Match Details
- Tournament: Chicago Classic 2021
- Match: Sloane Stephens vs Tamara Zidansek
- Round: First Round
- Date: Sep 27, 2021
- Prize money: $565,530
- Venue: Chicago, USA
- Surface: Outdoor Hard court
Sloane Stephens vs Tamara Zidansek: Preview
Sloane Stephens makes her return to the WTA Tour after her 3rd round defeat at the 2021 US Open. She has not enjoyed much success this season on her favourite surface and is on the lookout to finish the season on a good note and prepare for the next season properly.
Tamara Zidansek comes to Chicago from a quarter-final defeat at the 2021 Portoroz Open losing to Kaja Juvan in straight-sets. She did not enjoy a good outing at the US Open leg this year, going out in the first rounds of the 2021 Cincinnati Open and the 2021 Chicago Women’s Open and a 2nd round exit at the US Open.
Sloane Stephens vs Tamara Zidansek: Head to Head
This will be the 2nd meeting between the duo who last met in the qualifying round of the 2021 Italian Open where Zidansek won in straight-sets and leads the head-to-head tie 1-0.
Sloane Stephens vs Tamara Zidansek: Prediction
Sloane will come into the tie with a career Hardcourt record of 168-132 and is 5-9 on the surface this season having an 18-16 record for the season across all surfaces. Tamara will take the court with a career Hardcourt record of 58-45 and is 7-10 on the surface for the season while having a 28-17 record for the season across all surfaces.
While both the players have struggled on the surface this season and have been fairly inconsistent this season, this match could swing either way. Nevertheless, Tamara will be the favourite for this tie given her recent run and will fancy her chances against the American.
Prediction: Tamara Zidansek to win in 3-sets.
Sloane Stephens vs Tamara Zidansek: Live Streaming and Where to Watch
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