The 18 year old teenager Marta Kostyuk has done well so far in the tournament. She has beaten much more experienced opponents in both her previous round matches. Marta took down her first round opponent Lucie Hradecká in straight sets, 6-2 6-4. In the second she won against Hsieh Su-wei in three sets 6-3 6-7 6-3. Tamara Zidanšek is herself not too old at 23. She has given a good account of herself in the tournament so far. She defeated Jennifer Brady, seeded 11th, 0-6 6-3 6-4 in her first match. Then won her second against Leylah Annie Fernandez in straight sets 6-4 6-4.
- Date: 10th January, 2021
- Tournament: Abu Dhabi Women’s Tennis Open 2021
- Venue: Abu Dhabi, UAE
- Category: WTA 500
- Round: Round of 16 (Third round)
- Surface: Outdoor Hard Court
- Prize money: $565,530
Marta Kostyuk vs Tamara Zidanšek : Match Preview
Marta Kostyuk is the daughter of an ex professional tennis player Talina Beiko. The 18 year old has a well rounded power game and on her day can be impressive. She started off brightly in the 2019 season, winning Burnie International and getting to the third round of a WTF event in Strasbourg. But last year wasn’t hat good for her as she was primarily restricted to ITF events. Tamara Zidanšek is a much more accomplished and experienced player. She has a career high rank of 56 and has won 3 WTA titles already. She doesn’t have a big serve and relies on her retrieves mostly. Her biggest weapon is her consistency in returns.
Marta Kostyuk vs Tamara Zidanšek: Head-to-Head
Tamara Zidanšek and Marta Kostyuk have never met before on the WTA. So the head to head stands at 0-0.
Marta Kostyuk vs Tamara Zidanšek: Match Prediction
Kostyuk has played well so far but she still hasn’t got the game to beat players like Tamara. Tamara should win this match.
Match Prediction: Tamara Zidanšek in straight sets.