In the quarter-final clash at the WTA Strasbourg Open 2021, World No. 43 and the 4th seeded Yulia Putintseva will be up against World No. 48 Magda Linette.
|Tournament||WTA Strasbourg Open 2021|
|Match||Yulia Putintseva vs Magda Linette|
|Date||27th May, 2021|
Yulia Putintseva vs Magda Linette : Preview
Yulia Putintseva will play in the second Clay quarter-final of the season when she takes the court on Thursday. The 26-year old previously played at the Charleston Open 2021 in her first Clay tournament of the season but could not go past the last-8.
She faced a string of early exits before coming to France where she won the first round in 3-sets and was leading 2-0 in the first set when her opponent had to pull out due to an injury giving Yulia qualification into the second round.
Magda Linette moves into her first quarter-final of the season as she missed nearly 4 months of action this year due her injuries. Her comeback had not been great so far but things are looking to turning up in France as she moves past the first 2 matches to get into this quarter-final.
After 4 consecutive first round defeats on Clay, she finally earned her first win in Strasbourg, winning in straight-sets. Similar to Yulia her opponent had to force retire mid-game giving Linette another win in the second round where she was leading 7-6, 3-0.
Yulia Putintseva vs Magda Linette : Head to Head
This will be the 5th meeting between the two, having met four times on the tour previously. Magda has been the successful amongst the two and also won their only clay meeting. Magda Linette leads the head-to-head tie 3-1.
Yulia Putintseva vs Magda Linette : Prediction
Yulia looks the the favourite coming into this round as she has better record on Clay this year and is better player on soil historically as well. Since 2016, Linette is yet to go a season on Clay having won more than 50% of matches while Yulia has atleast 50% wins on Clay in all her seasons.
Yulia comes in with a 7-5 record for the season while Linette is 2-4 with both of her wins coming this week. Linette would need to have better application
Prediction: Yulia Putintseva to win in 3-sets.