In the quarter-final clash at the Emilia-Romagna Open 2021, World No. 48 and 6th seeded Qiang Wang will be up against World No. 23 and 2nd seeded Petra Martic.
Match Details :
|Tournament||Emilia-Romagna Open 2021|
|Match||Qiang Wang vs Petra Martic|
|Date||20th May, 2021|
|Prize Money||€ 4,677|
Qiang Wang vs Petra Martic : Preview
Qiang Wang will play her first quarter-final of the year at the Emilia-Romagna Open 2021. She reaches the quarter-final after 3 attempts where she was unfortunate to lose in the Round of 16. She has been making early exits this year and with her first quarter-final she will look to extend the run.
She comes to Parma from Rome where she was knocked in the first round of the Italian Open 2021. She comes into the tie from a 3-set win in the first round and followed it up with a straight-set win in the Round of 16 to set this tie.
Petra Martic will play her 3rd quarter-final of the year and her second consecutive on Clay. She started her season with a quarter-final appearance at the Phillip Island Trophy 2021 in Australia but went on a poor run where she made early exits at the tournaments.
Petra found form at the WTA Italian open 2021 where she reached the semi-final, which was also her best run so far this season. She comes into this quarter-final clash with consecutive straight-set wins.
Qiang Wang vs Petra Martic : Head to Head
This will be just the second meeting between them, with the previous one taking place at the 2018 French Open where Wang won the tie in straight sets, also leads the head-to-head tie 1-0.
Qiang Wang vs Petra Martic : Prediction
Wang has played only 57 matches on Clay in her 13-year long career where she has been 27-30. Clay has not been her strong suite and she has struggled this season as well being 3-3. Martic however has played more matches and is better suited on the soil as compared to Wang.
Prediction: Petra Martic to win in straight-sets.