WTA Abu Dhabi Open 2021: Daria Kasatkina vs Elena Rybakina – Preview, Head to Head,& Prediction

Elena Rybakina vs Daria Kasatkina is a match which can get interesting if the players find their form. Daria Kasatkina especially has been very average in the last couple of seasons, and her fans would love to see her get back in form and win some matches.

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Daria Kasatkina Elena Rybakina

Ranked at no.72 in the World, Daria Kasatkina has had a lucky route to the third round of the Abu Dhabi Open 2021. She beat her first round opponent Wang Qiang in three sets in the first, but got a walkover from Karolína Muchová in the second. Elena Rybakina, her opponent is ranked no.19 in the World. She beat Lucrezia Stefanini in the first round 6-1 6-3, and Xiyu Wang 6-4 6-4 in the second. 

Match Details:

  • Date: 10th January, 2021
  • Tournament: Abu Dhabi Women’s Tennis Open 2021
  • Fixture: Daria Kasatkina vs Elena Rybakina
  • Venue: Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Category: WTA 500
  • Round: Round of 16 (Third round)
  • Surface: Outdoor Hard Court
  • Prize money: $565,530

Daria Kasatkina vs Elena Rybakina: Match Preview

Elena Rybakina

Elena Rybakina is a tall girl with lots of power to spare. Her bullet serve and hard hits are well suited to the hard courts. She had started last season brilliantly, reaching the finals of the first 5 WTA events she participated in. But, post COVID her form has been patchy. 

Daria Kasatkina is another player dealing with poor form. Once ranked as high as no.10 in the world, she is down to no.72 now. Daria is a very physical player on court. She likes to run, and gives her all in rallies. She has two hardcourt titles to her credit as well. 

Daria Kasatkina vs Elena Rybakina: Head-to-Head

Daria Kasatkina

These two players have met once before, at the Ostrava Open. In that game Kasatkina ran victor 6-2 3-6 6-3.

Daria Kasatkina vs Elena Rybakina: Match Prediction

Elena Rybakina

Elena Rybakina looks in better form between the two and is the favorite in this one. 

Match Prediction: Elena Rybakina in three sets. 

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