In the opening round of the Chicago Classic 2021, World No. 44 Ajla Tomljanovic will take on World No. 41 Marketa Vondrousova.
Ajla Tomljanovic vs Marketa Vondrousova: Match Details
- Tournament: Chicago Classic 2021
- Match: Ajla Tomljanovic vs Marketa Vondrousova
- Round: First Round
- Date: Sep 27, 2021
- Prize money: $565,530
- Venue: Chicago, USA
- Surface: Outdoor Hard court
Ajla Tomljanovic vs Marketa Vondrousova: Preview
Ajla returns to the WTA Tour for the first time since the 2021 US Open where she was defeated in the 3rd set by eventual quarter-finalist Karolina Pliskova. She has had a mixed run so far since her quarter-final run at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships where she was defeated by the eventual champion Ashleigh Barty.
Marketa Vondrousova comes to Chicago from a semi-final defeat at the 2021 Luxembourg Open where her run was stopped by eventual champion Clara Tauson. Similar to Ajla, she has been inconsistent in her performances but will be confident this week as she comes from a good run in Luxembourg.
Ajla Tomljanovic vs Marketa Vondrousova: Head to Head
This will be the fourth meeting between the duo and 2nd of the season after previously meeting in the 1st round of the 2021 Italian Open. Ajla leads the head-to-head tie 2-1 after consecutive victories in their last 2 matches.
Ajla Tomljanovic vs Marketa Vondrousova: Prediction
Ajla comes into the tie with a career Hardcourt record of 176-138 and is 8-10 on the surface for the season having a 24-19 record for the season across all surfaces. Marketa will take the court with a career Hardcourt record of 62-36 and is 17-9 on the surface this season while being 25-17 for the season across all surfaces.
Marketa’s recent run makes her favourite but it will be an equally balanced tournament as both players have the potential to turn the match their ways.
Prediction: Marketa Vondrousova to win in 3-sets.
Ajla Tomljanovic vs Marketa Vondrousova: Live Streaming and Where to Watch
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