In the second round of the WTA-1000 Indian Wells 2021, World No. 4 and the 2nd seeded Iga Swiatek will take on World No. 45 Petra Martic.
Iga Swiatek vs Petra Martic: Match Details
- Tournament: Indian Wells Open 2021
- Match: Iga Swiatek vs Petra Martic
- Round: 2nd Round
- Date: 8th October 2021
- Prize Money: $29,045
- Surface: Outdoor hard court
Iga Swiatek vs Petra Martic: Preview
Iga Swiatek is all set to make her main-draw debut at the Indian Wells after having failed to win her qualifying round match at the 2019 Indian Wells. The Polish youngster has grown tremendously since then picking up titles including the 2020 French Open. Iga comes from a semi-final defeat at the 2021 Chicago Classic and will be on the lookout for her 2nd WTA-1000 title this season.
A quarter-finalist at the 2018 Indian Wells, Petra Martic is making her 7th main-draw appearance at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The Croatian comes into the 2nd round after a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Katie Volynets in the opening round. Petra has been struggling for form this season, having won her 2nd round match in only 4 tournaments.
Iga Swiatek vs Petra Martic: Head to Head
This will be the first WTA Tour meeting between the two, hence the head-to-head tie stands at 0-0.
Iga Swiatek vs Petra Martic: Prediction
Petra will come into the clash with a career Hardcourt record of 146-123 and is 7-11 on the surface this season while having a season record of 15-19 across all surfaces. Swiatek will take the court with a career Hardcourt record of 46-20 and has a season surface record of 15-7 while being 33-12 for the season across all surfaces.
Looking at these numbers, their recent form and past few performances, it seems that Iga Swiatek will be the one heading into the next round.
Prediction: Iga Swiatek to win in straight-sets.
Iga Swiatek vs Petra Martic: Broadcast and Live stream details
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