World No.44, Paula Badosa will take on World No 179, Miheala Buzernescu in the round of 16 of the 2021 Serbia Open on May 18.
|Tournament||Serbia Ladies Open 2021|
|Match||Paula Badosa vs Miheala Buzernescu|
|Date||18th May, 2021|
Paula Badosa vs Miheala Buzernescu: Preview
The Spaniard is experiencing a great time on the clay this season after reaching two consecutive finals in Charleston and Madrid. She has also beaten big names in Ashleigh Barty and Belinda Bencic on the dirt in 2021. For the year, she has only lost two matches and won nine on clay. She comes into this contest after beating Andrea Petkovic in the opening round. Given her recent run, she is expected to make another deep run in Belgrade this week.
On the other hand, the Romanian beat Patricia Tig after dropping the first set in the opening round. However, the 33-year-old has played only one match this year on the clay and that was in Bogota. Given her lack of match practice on the dirt this season, it is difficult to see her making any impact this week in Belgrade.
Paula Badosa vs Miheala Buzernescu: Head to Head
These two have never met twice on the WTA tour till now.
Paula Badosa vs Miheala Buzernescu: Prediction
The Spaniard is having a dream season on clay this year as compared to her opponent who has barely played on dirt. After reaching two consecutive finals this week, Badosa becomes one of the top favourites to win the title in Belgrade.
Match Prediction: Paula Badosa should win in two sets.