Sara Sorribes Tormo will take on Bernarda Pera in the First-round of the Parma Open 2021. Tormo is currently the World No.51 on the WTA rankings and Pera is the World No.69.
|Tournament||Parma Open 2021|
|Match||Sara Sorribes Tormo vs Bernarda Pera|
|Date||17th May, 2021|
Sara Sorribes Tormo vs Bernarda Pera: Match Preview
Sara Sorribes Tormo won the WTA 250 event Abierto de Guadalajara a couple of months back. In the final she beat Canadian Genie Bouchard. Post that she did well at the Miami Open as well, reaching the Quarter-finals of the event. In Madrid and in Rome she was unlucky to have come up against Simona Halep and Aryna Sabalenka in the first and second round respectively. Here in Parma, the Spanish player is seeded seventh and up against a relatively easy field, and her expectations would be high from this event.
Her first round opponent is American Bernarda Pera. Pera was initially struggling on clay, Credence to that claim would be her performance in Charleston and Istanbul. In both those tournaments she was ousted in the first round. But since then she has qualified into the main draw of both the Madrid Open and the Italian Open. In fact, in the Italian Open she took a set off Garbine Muguruza. In the end losing in three 6-2 0-6 5-7.
Sara Sorribes Tormo vs Bernarda Pera: Head-to-head
The two players have met twice on the tour before and Tormo leads the head to head 2-0. The last meeting between the two was in the Miami Open 2021, which Tormo won in three sets, 6-2 2-6 7-5.
Sara Sorribes Tormo vs Bernarda Pera: Prediction
This season is the making of Tormo. The twenty-four year old won her first WTA Title this season, and beat players such as Ons Jabeur, Elena Rybakina, Jennifer Brady. She even made it to the top 50 and won 15 out of 20 matches on hardcourts.
But she has been lackluster on clay, so she will regret it if she took Pera lightly. Pera for her part has shown constant improvements in her game on clay. She fought bravely in her last match against Muguruza. This will be a tight game, but Tormo will edge it in the end.
Match Prediction: Sara Sorribes Tormo will beat Bernarda Pera in three sets.