WTA Palermo Open 2021: Women’s Singles Draw Preview, Analysis and Prediction

Some exciting clay court players will hit the Italian Clay at Palermo for the Palermo Ladies Open 2021 where Danielle Collins will go in as the top seed.

Danielle Collins and Ludmilla Samsonova
Danielle Collins and Ludmilla Samsonova

The WTA 250 events at Palermo, the Palermo Ladies Open will begin from July 19 and will see inform American Danielle Collins as the top seed while Russian Ludmilla Samsonova is the second seed.

Tournament Details:

  • Tournament: Palermo Ladies Open 2021
  • Date: July 19-25, 2021
  • Number of Entrants: 32 (Singles), 16 (Doubles)
  • Venue: Palermo, Italy
  • Surface: Clay Court
  • Prize Money: $235,238

Top Seeds at Palermo Open 2021

  • Danielle Collins
  • Ludmilla Samsonova
  • Jil Teichmann
  • Shuai Zhang
  • Viktoriya Tomova

WTA Palermo Open 2021: Draw Prediction

Top Half

Danielle Collins
Danielle Collins

Danielle Collins will headline the top half of the draw and will face German Katharina Gerlach in the first round. She is expected to face Australian Maddison Inglis in the Round of 16. Collins is drawn alongside 7th seed Astra Sharma who opens against Lucrezia Stefanini. The Aussie will face Russian Natalia Vikhlyantseva in the second round.

The other quarter of the top half will see 4th seed Shuai Zhang take on Cristina Bucsa in the first round. Zhang will take on either Valeria Savinykh or Francesca Di Lorenzo in the second round. Eighth seed Kamila Rakhimova will face Olga Danilovic in the opening round, with the winner facing either Katarina Zavatska or Lizette Cabrera.

First semifinal prediction: Danielle Collins vs Kamila Rakhimova

Bottom Half

Ludmilla Samsonova
Ludmilla Samsonova

The bottom half of the draw is headlined by Ludmilla Samsonova who faces a tricky Qinwen Zheng. The winner will go on to face Romanian Jaqueline Cristian in the second round. Frenchwoman sixth seed Oceane Dodin will take on Vitalia Diatchenko in the Round of 16.

Third seed Swiss Jil Teichmann will face either Elena-Gabriela Ruse or Mandy Minella in the second round. The winner will either face fifth seed Viktoriya Tomova, Lucia Bronzetti or American Grace Min in the second round.

Second semifinal prediction: Viktoriya Tomova vs Oceane Dodin

Semifinals

Océane Dodin
Océane Dodin

Two inform players Danielle Collins and Kamila Rakhimova will faceoff in the first semifinal. Collins will go in as the favorite but Rakhimova has the game to beat the American. Expect a tricky encounter with Collins reaching the final.

In the second semifinal, Viktoriya Tomova will face Oceane Dodin. The Bulgarian has amazing clay court skills and would want to flaunt them against Dodin. But the Frenchwoman’s killing baseline could be tricky if she keeps her game clean.

Palermo Open 2021 Final: Danielle Collins vs Viktoriya Tomova

Finals

Danielle Collins
Danielle Collins

Top seed Danielle Collins will be up against Viktoriya Tomova in the final of the Palermo Open. The American will fancy her chances against a fired up Bulgarian. This could be anyone’s game but expect Collins to lift the trophy.

Champion: Danielle Collins

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