World No.65 Sara Sorribes Tormo and 21-year old Russian Anastasia Gasanova will battle it out in the round of 16 at the 2021 Abu Dhabi Open. Sorribes Tormo has the upper hand in this clash, but giant-killer Gasanova has won five match in this tournament already, including a straight set win over World No.6 Karolina Pliskova.
- Date: 10th January, 2021
- Tournament: Abu Dhabi Women’s Tennis Open 2021
- Fixture: Sara Sorribes Tormo vs Anastasia Gasanova
- Venue: Abu Dhabi, UAE
- Category: WTA 500
- Round: Round of 16 (Third round)
- Surface: Outdoor Hard Court
- Prize money: $565,530
Sara Sorribes Tormo vs Anastasia Gasanova: Match Preview
Spaniard Sorribes Tormo enters this round after a laborious three-set win against American Bernarda Pera. The 26-year old won her previous match 7-5, 3-6, 4-6. In the Round of 64, Sorribes Tormo faced Nadia Podoroska of Argentina, she defeated her in straight sets. While the Spaniard faced a struggle to overcome Pera in Round of 32, her superior ranking and seed at Abu Dhabi will surely play as an advantage for her.
Russian Youngster Anastasia Gasanova is a relative newcomer on the tour. However, she has put an impressive run at Abu Dhabi. Gasanova has managed to pull of an upset. She has defeated third seed and World No.6 Karolina Pliskova in the Round of 32. If Gasanova shows the same level of energy and valor in her next match, it won’t be surprise if she beats Sorribes Tormo.
Sara Sorribes Tormo vs Anastasia Gasanova: Head-to-Head
Sorribes Tormo and Gasanova haven’t played against each other before. Their Round of 16 clash will be their first encounter.
Sara Sorribes Tormo vs Anastasia Gasanova: Match Prediction
Everybody loves an underdog story and Gasanova’s journey in Abu Dhabi is not different. She clearly has the momentum in the tournament. After defeating a giant like Karolina Pliskova will only boost her confidence. But will she be able to carry forward her dream run remains to be seen. Sara Sorribes Tormo is an experienced campaigner. She will be tough to beat. However, her effort will be in vain against the fairytale run of Gasanova.
Match Prediction: Another straight set giant-killing by Gasanova. She will win this match in straight sets against Sara Sorribes Tormo.