Wimbledon 2021: Iga Swiatek vs Irina-Camelia Begu Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

2020 French Open champion, Iga Swiatek will lock horns against Irina-Camelia Begu in the third round of Wimbledon 2021.

Iga Swiatek vs Irina-Camelia Begu
Irina-Camelia Begu vs Iga Swiatek

Iga Swiatek will be up against Irina-Camelia Begu in the third round of Wimbledon 2021. Swiatek is ranked 9th in the world while Begu is the world no.79.

Iga Swiatek vs Irina-Camelia Begu : Match Details

TournamentWimbledon 2021
MatchIga Swiatek vs Irina-Camelia Begu
RoundThird Round
Date2nd July, 2021
Prize Money$162,320
VenueWimbledon, Great Britain
SurfaceGrass Court

Iga Swiatek vs Irina-Camelia Begu: Preview

Iga Swiatek
Iga Swiatek

Ever since her 2020 French Open triumph, Iga Swiatek hasn’t look back. She has proved her mettle in almost every tournament she played and is now one of the most dangerous players on tour. This week, she hasn’t dropped a set and defeated the likes of Su-wei Hsieh in the first round and Vera Zvonareva in the second round.

As for her opponent, Irina-Camelia Begu, she reached a career-high WTA ranking of No.22 back in 2016 but since then, her form is a matter of concern of late and she has remained outside the top 50 for over two years now. She hasn’t competed on grass this season and grass isn’t her preferable surface either.

She lost in the opening round of French Open, her last tournament bowing out to Serena Williams. This week in Wimbledon, she upset 26th seed Petra Martic in a 3-set epic 7-5,6-7(7),6-3 to set up an encounter with Swiatek.

Iga Swiatek vs Irina-Camelia Begu: Head-to-Head

irina-camelia-begu
Irina-Camelia Begu

This will be the first meeting between the duo. The two haven’t met yet on tour and hence their H2H stands deadlock at 0-0.

Iga Swiatek vs Irina-Camelia Begu: Prediction

Iga Swiatek
Iga Swiatek

Swiatek will be the favorite to win this match given her form and ranking. She is one of the most improved player on the tour and although she is fairly new to the grass courts, she has adjusted her game perfectly. Begu will have to serve perfectly and create opportunities on the net if she intends to trouble Swiatek. Having said that, expect Swiatek to cruise into the Round of 16 comfortably.

Prediction: Swiatek to win in straight sets.

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