Belinda Bencic will take on Paula Badosa in the Second round of the WTA Charleston 2021. Bencic is currently the World no.12 on the WTA rankings and Badosa is the World no.71.
- Tournament: WTA Charleston 2021
- Match: Belinda Bencic vs Paula Badosa
- Round: Second Round
- Date: 7th April, 2021
- PrizeMoney: $4100
- Venue: Charleston, USA
- Surface: Clay Court
Belinda Bencic vs Paula Badosa: Preview
Bencic the fifth seed in this tournament has had a terrible run of form since reaching the final of the Adelaide International. As the sixth seed at Qatar she lost to unseeded Madison Keys in the second round. At Dubai she was beaten in the round of sixteen by unseeded Anastasia Potapova. At the Miami Open she lost in her third round match to Marketa Vondrousova.
Bencic will be happy that the hard court season is finally over and she will hope for better returns in the clay court part of the season. Bencic had a bye in the first round, in the second she will face Paula Badosa.
Badosa is a good player on clay, and she reached the fourth round of the French Open in 2020. Her first round opponent was Varvara Gracheva who she beat in three sets, 3-6 7-5 6-1.
Belinda Bencic vs Paula Badosa: Head-to-Head
These two players have not met on the tour before, so the head to head stands at 0-0.
Belinda Bencic vs Paula Badosa: Prediction
Bencic has in the recent past lost matches which she should have won. She has served up ninety-two double faults this season, which is the third highest on the tour. Badosa is a good player on clay and this match will be a real challenge for Bencic. A tough one to call, but experience of playing bigger matches might save the day for Bencic.
Match Prediction: Belinda Bencic will beat Paula Badosa in three sets.