Paula Badosa Gibert the 23 year old from Catalonia, Spain has defeated two quality players to reach the third round of the ATP Abu Dhabi Open. In the first round she took care of Anastasija Sevastova, who has a career high ranking of 11, in three sets 6-2 5-7 6-2. Her second round win came against the experienced Alizé Cornet, former no.11, in straight sets 6-4 6-4.
The Russian Veronika Kudermetova is also 23. She took out Anett Kontaveit, seeded 10th, and the player in form 7-5 6-1. In the second round she strolled past Qualifier Bianca Turati 6-2 6-1.
- Date: 10th January, 2021
- Tournament: Abu Dhabi Women’s Tennis Open 2021
- Fixture: Paula Badosa Gibert vs Veronika Kudermetova
- Venue: Abu Dhabi, UAE
- Category: WTA 500
- Round: Round of 16 (Third round)
- Surface: Outdoor Hard Court
- Prize money: $565,530
Paula Badosa Gibert vs Veronika Kudermetova: Match Preview
Ranked at no.70 in the World, Paula Badosa has a decent attack and can defend well too. She reached the 4th round of the French Open last year. Her best performance till date. Kudermetova has an aggressive game. She goes for the winners and that’s why her unforced error count is always high. Her best performance till date has been defeating world no.4, Elina Svitolina, in the second round of the Kremlin Cup. Later that same year she also qualified for the main draw of the US Open.
Paula Badosa Gibert vs Veronika Kudermetova: Head-to-Head
They have met just once before on the ATP Tour, at the Indian Wells Open in 2019, and Kudermetova won that contest in straight sets.
Paula Badosa Gibert vs Veronika Kudermetova: Match Prediction
World no.46 Veronika Kudermetova has too much power for Paula Badosa Gibert. She will edge this contest.
Match Prediction: Veronika Kudermetova to win in straight sets.