In the first round of the inaugural Transylvania Open 2021, World No. 43 and the 5th seeded Ajla Tomljanovic will take on World No. 68 Anastasia Potapova.
Ajla Tomljanovic vs Anastasia Potapova: Match Details
- Tournament: Transylvania Open 2021
- Match: Ajla Tomljanovic vs Anastasia Potapova
- Round: First Round
- Date: 25 October, 2021
- Prize money: $2,675
- Venue: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
- Surface: Indoor Hard court
Ajla Tomljanovic vs Anastasia Potapova: Preview
Ajla Tomljanovic comes to Romania from a 2nd round defeat at the 2021 Kremlin Cup losing to World No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka in a tight 3-setter. She had earlier made the 4th round at the 2021 Indian Wells where she recorded her 4th Top-10 win taking out World No. 6 Garbine Muguruza in the 2nd round.
Anastasia Potapova also played at the Kremlin Cup and lost in the first round itself to Simona Halep continuing her poor form. Prior to her trip to Moscow, the Russian made it to the quarter-finals of the 2021 Astana Open losing in an evenly contested match against Rebecca Peterson, but the Swede eventually prevailed.
Ajla Tomljanovic vs Anastasia Potapova: Head to Head
This will be the third meeting between the duo who last met in the 1st round of the 2021 Miami Open where Ajla won in straight-sets to level the head-to-head 1-1.
Ajla Tomljanovic vs Anastasia Potapova: Prediction
Anastasia will come into the clash with a career Hardcourt record of 58-44 and is 11-11 on the surface this season while having a season record of 21-22 across all surfaces. Ajla will take the court with a career Hardcourt 179-140 and is 11-12 on Hardcourts for the season and has a 28-22 record across all surfaces this season.
Looking at these numbers, their past performances and recent results, Ajla Tomljanovic looks the favourite to advance into the second round but Anastasia can certainly make things difficult for the Australian.
Prediction: Ajla Tomljanovic to win in 3-sets.
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