Garbine Muguruza, fifth seed at the Abu Dhabi Open will face Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the second round clash. Both players had comfortable victories in their respective first round matches, winning in straight sets. Muguruza is ranked 15th in the world, whereas the Belarusian is ranked 90th.
- Date: 9th January, 2021
- Tournament: Abu Dhabi Women’s Tennis Open 2021
- Fixture: Aliaksandra Sasnovich vs Garbine Muguruza
- Venue: Abu Dhabi, UAE
- Category: WTA 500
- Round: Round of 32 (Second round)
- Surface: Outdoor Hardcourt
- Prize money: $565,530
Aliaksandra Sasnovich vs Garbine Muguruza: Match Preview
Aliaksandra Sasnovich ended the 2020 season on a high as he managed to reach the quarterfinals of the Linz Open. She carried on her momentum and started off her 2021 campaign in a good fashion as she defeated Anna Bondar in straight sets in the first round of the Abu Dhabi Open. The Belarusian dropped just five games in total in her dominant first round performance.
Garbine Muguruza last played at the French Open where she defeated in the third round. Just like her second round opponent at the Abu Dhabi Open, Muguruza had an impressive outing in the first round. The Spaniard defeated Kristina Mladenovic in straight sets, dropping just six games in the match. She will now face a tricky opponent in the form of Sasnovich in the round of 32.
Aliaksandra Sasnovich vs Garbine Muguruza: Head-to-Head
The duo have never met before in the past and as a result, their current head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Aliaksandra Sasnovich vs Garbine Muguruza: Match Prediction
Garbine Muguruza is expected to overcome a tricky challenge in the second round and progress further into the tournament. The Spaniard is known to be a good player on clay and grass courts, and has struggled to maintain her consistency on hard courts. Aliaksandra Sasnovich is a gutsy challenger who is capable of pulling an upset or two on hard courts. She reached the third round of the US Open, last year. However, Muguruza is expected to prevail in this encounter in straight sets.
Match Prediction: Garbine Muguruza to defeat Aliaksandra Sasnovich in straight sets.