World No.66, Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain, will play Bernarda Pera of the USA, in the second round of the 2021 WTA Abu Dhabi Open. The match is currently scheduled for Friday, January 8th, both the players have had a fairly good start to their 2021 campaign, Pera had a long game in the first round which lasted a little over three hours whereas, Tormo ended her first round contest in less than two hours.
- Date: 8th January, 2021
- Tournament: Abu Dhabi Women’s Tennis Open 2021
- Fixture: Sara Sorribes Tormo v Bernarda Pera
- Venue: Abu Dhabi, UAE
- Category: WTA 500
- Round: Round of 32 (Second round)
- Surface: Outdoor Hardcourt
- Prize money: $565,530
Sara Sorribes Tormo v Bernarda Pera: Match Preview
In the opening round, Tormo was given a tough-looking opening draw against Nadia Podoroska of Argentina, the WTA World Young Player of the Year for 2020 after her performance at the French Open where she got to the semi-finals back in October. In the end though, the Spaniard dealt with the challenge of the Argentine with comparative ease.
Pera, currently ranked as World No.62, has already had a good start to 2021 by knocking out the number 16 seed, Donna Vecic of Croatia in the first round. The battle lasted for over three hours as the match went into a decider. Vecic broke Pera’s serve early in the third set and it look like the Croatian would prevail. However, it was Vecic who cracked under pressure and dropped her serve twice more, allowing Pera to secure victory in a little over three hours.
Sara Sorribes Tormo v Bernarda Pera: Head to Head
The pair has never met before. This will be the first match between the 24-year-old Spaniard, Tormo and the American, Bernarda Pera.
Sara Sorribes Tormo v Bernarda Pera: Prediction
Although there is very little to choose between the two in terms of world rankings. Pera had to dig very deep to beat Vekic, whilst Sorribes Tormo had a much easier match against Podoroska. Given the fact that Tormo had an easier battle, she will be the fresher of the pair and that should give her the edge.
Match Prediction: Sara Sorribes Tormo in three sets.