In the quarter-finals of the Emilia-Romagna Open 2021, World No. 68 Katerina Siniakova will be up against World No. 53 Caroline Garcia.
Match Details :
|Tournament||Emilia-Romagna Open 2021|
|Match||Katerina Siniakova vs Caroline Garcia|
|Date||20th May, 2021|
|Prize Money||€ 4,677|
Katerina Siniakova vs Caroline Garcia : Preview
Katerina Siniakova has struggled for form and consistency this season. She’s been mostly knocked out in the opening rounds. Her best performance so far came at the WTA Istanbul Open 2021 where she reached the quarter-finals.
She comes to Parma from the WTA Madrid Open 2021 where she lost in the first qualifying round itself. At the ongoing Parma Open 2021, she reaches her 2nd quarter-final of the year, with 2 consecutive straight-set victories that include her win over former World No. 1 Serena Williams in the 2nd round.
Caroline Garcia maker her first quarter-final appearance of the season at the ongoing Emilia-Romagna Open 2021. She has made 3 Round of 16 appearances but was unsuccessful in going beyond that.
She switches cities from Rome to Parma as she comes from the Italian Open 2021 where she was defeated in the Round of 32. At the ongoing Parma Open, she reaches the quarter-final from two consecutive straight-set victories.
Katerina Siniakova vs Caroline Garcia : Head to Head
The duo have met 5 times on the tour, with Siniakova being ahead in the tie which has been a close affair so far. Only 1 meeting between the two has been a straight set clash, remaining 4 have all been decided in the final set. They have met on Clay just once with Siniakova winning the match.
Katerina leads the head-to-head tie 3-2.
Katerina Siniakova vs Caroline Garcia : Prediction
Katerina has not played much on Clay but has won more than 50% of her matches across her career. She is 4-2 on Clay this season but her overall record has been poor this year. Caroline has similar record on Clay and is 3-1 on Clay for the season. She however has a slight better record this year, being 10-8 as compared to Katerina’s 6-8.
The match can swing either ways with both fighting for their first semi-finals. Garcia looks favourite to win this owing to her better form across the season, and also has the extra motivation to level their head-to-head tie which she trails 2-3.
Prediction: Caroline Garcia to win in 3-sets.