Elina Svitolina will be up against Sorana Cirstea in the third round of the 2021 BNP Paribas Open. Svitolina is ranked 7th in the world while Cirstea is the World No.40.
Elina Svitolina vs Sorana Cirstea: Match Details
- Tournament: Indian Wells Open 2021
- Match: Elina Svitolina vs Sorana Cirstea
- Round: 2nd Round
- Date: 10th October 2021
- Prize Money: $29,045
- Surface: Outdoor hard court
Elina Svitolina vs Sorana Cirstea: Preview
Ukrainian superstar Elina Svitolina has been in decent form off late. She is a consistent member of the top 10 and has proved her mettle time and again. After bowing out of the second round at Wimbledon, she lost her opening matches at both Toronto and Cincinnati. She then won the Chicago Open and then reached the quarterfinal of the US Open where she lost to Leylah Fernandez.
This week in Indian Wells, she got the better of Tereza Martincova in straights sets 6-2,7-5 in the second round after receiving a first round bye.
As for Sorana Cirstea, she hasn’t had any form post the French Open. She reached the fourth round at Roland Garros and made it to the third round at Wimbledon where she lost to eventual champion Emma Raducanu. Since then, she hasn’t been able to clear
the opening hurdles and bowed out of the second round at Flushing Meadows.
In the second round at Indian Wells, she got the better of Misaki Doi in straight sets 6-2,6-3 to book a date with Svitolina in the third round.
Elina Svitolina vs Sorana Cirstea: Head-to-Head
This will be the third meeting between the duo. Svitolina leads the H2H 2-0. They last met at Istanbul in 2017 where Svitolina won in straight sets.
Elina Svitolina vs Sorana Cirstea: Prediction
Svitolina will enter the match as an overwhelming favorite. Cirstea’s poor form plays things perfectly into Svitolina’s hands. The fourth seed will only focus on playing error free tennis and will look to capitalize on Cirseta’s serve. Expect the Ukrainian to cruise into the Round of 16 comfortably.
Prediction: Svitolina to win in straight sets.
Elina Svitolina vs Sorana Cirstea: Broadcast and Live stream details
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