In the Finals of the WTA Strasbourg Open 2021, World No. 61 Sorana Cirstea will be up against World No. 38 and the 5th seed Barbora Krejcikova.
|Tournament||WTA Strasbourg Open 2021|
|Match||Barbora Krejcikova vs Sorana Cirstea|
|Date||29th May, 2021|
|Prize Money||Winner- €23,548 Runner-Up – €13,224|
Barbora Krejcikova vs Sorana Cirstea : Preview
Barbora Krejcikova reaches the second final of her 2021 season as she wins her semi-final against Jule Niemier 5-7, 6-3, 6-4. So far on Clay she had made it till the Round of 16 on 2 occasions out of her 3 tournaments so far on soil.
The semi-final win was the 2nd 3-setter win of the week for the 5th seed, while she won the remaining 2 matches in straight-sets to qualify for her first Clay final of the season.
Sorana Cirstea reaches her 2nd final of the season at the Strasbourg Open 2021. The 31-year old Romanian won the WTA-250 in Istanbul without dropping a set and defeated top-seeded Elise Mertens in the finals to claim her first title of the season.
Sorana started her week in France defeating former World No. 1 Venus Williams in the first round in 3-sets, followed by a straight-set win in the 2nd round. She won her semi-finals in 3-sets to reach her 2nd final in 2 months.
Barbora Krejcikova vs Sorana Cirstea : Head to Head
This will be the 3rd meeting between the two players as they have previously met twice on the tour. They last met in December, 2020 in the quarter-final of Dubai Open where Sorana won. They have met just once on the Clay which was their first meeting on tour in 2017 with Krejcikova winning the fixture. The head-to-head tie stands tied at 1-1.
Barbora Krejcikova vs Sorana Cirstea : Prediction
Sorana has been absolutely sensational on Clay this season coming into the finals with a 8-1 record on Clay for the season. This has been one of the best season for Sorana on Clay in recent times as she lost more matches than she won in past 3 seasons.
Barbora comes in with 6-3 record on Clay this season and will be the underdog coming into the tie even though she is the 5th seeded due to Sorana’s form.
Prediction: Sorana Cirseta to win in 3-sets.