WTA Serbia Open: Nadia Podoroska vs Oceane Dodin – Preview, Head to head and Prediction

World No.42, Nadia Podoroska will take on World No 114, Oceane Dodin in the round of 16 of the 2021 Serbia Open on May 18.

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Nadia Podoroska vs Oceane Dodin
Nadia Podoroska and Oceane Dodin

World No.42, Nadia Podoroska will take on World No 114, Oceane Dodin in the round of 16 of the 2021 Serbia Open on May 18.

Match Details:

TournamentSerbia Ladies Open 2021
MatchSerena Williams vs Katerina Siniakova
RoundSecond Round
Date18th May, 2021
Prize Money$4,000
VenueSerbia, Belgrade
SurfaceClay Court

Nadia Podoroska vs Oceane Dodin: Preview

Nadia Podoroska
Nadia Podoroska

The fifth seed is coming into this tournament after beating Timea Babos in the opening round. She also took out Serena Williams in Rome last week on her way to the third round. She is also a former French Open semifinalist in 2020 and came into the tournament with an 8-8 record in 2021, which included just one quarterfinal appearance at the Yarra Valley Classic.

The 24-year-old Frenchwoman has struggled to make the main draws of the WTA tournaments this year. Her second main draw win for 2021 came yesterday after beating Kristyna Pliskova 6-3, 7-5. Dodin has been playing mostly in the lower circuit, and has also had to play qualifiers in Madrid and Istanbul. Out of seven matches on clay this season, she has only won two.

Nadia Podoroska vs Oceane Dodin: Head to Head

Oceane Dodin
Oceane Dodin

These two have met twice on the WTA tour it is Podoroska who leads the series 2-0. She has also beaten on clay in 2020.  

Nadia Podoroska vs Oceane Dodin: Prediction

Nadia Podoroska
Nadia Podoroska

Dodin hasn’t got the big tournament exposure so far, owing to which she can fall short of experience. However, after beating Pliskova in the opening round, she might be coming in with some confidence to take on Podoroska. That said, the Argentine will have too much power and class to progress ahead.

Match Prediction: Nadia Podoroska should win in two sets. 

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