WTA Charleston 2021: Elise Mertens vs Alize Cornet–Preview, Head to Head and Prediction for Volvo Car Open

Seventh seed Elise Mertens will square of against veteran Alize Cornet in the second round of WTA Charleston 2021.

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Elise Mertens and Alize Cornet
Elise Mertens and Alize Cornet

Elise Mertens will take on Alize Cornet in the Second round of the WTA Charleston 2021. Mertens is currently the World no.17 on the WTA rankings and Cornet is the World no.59.

Match Details

  • Tournament: WTA Charleston 2021
  • Match: Elise Mertens vs Alize Cornet
  • Round: Second Round 
  • Date: 7th April, 2021
  • PrizeMoney: $4100 
  • Venue: Charleston, USA
  • Surface: Clay Court

Elise Mertens vs Alize Cornet: Preview

Elise Mertens
Elise Mertens

Mertens has found some good form in her singles game this year. The Australian Open Doubles Champion, with Aryna Sabalenka, has taken some positive strides in the singles game as well. She reached the fourth round of the Australian Open and followed it up with a Semi-final showing at the Dubai Open.

In the just concluded Miami Open, she showed some good fight to reach the round of sixteen, where she fell to Naomi Osaka, 6-3 6-3.Mertens had a bye in the first round, her second round opponent is the veteran Frenchwoman Alize Cornet.

Cornet was once ranked as high as no.11 in the world and has three WTA Titles to her credit. Post resumption of the tour, it has been a very average outing for Cornet. Her first round opponent was Bernarda Pera who she beat in three sets 4-6 6-4 6-4. 

Elise Mertens vs Alize Cornet: Head-to-Head

These two players have met twice on the tour before, with each winning one match each. So the head to head stands at 1-1. Their last meeting was at the Fed cup in 2019, which Cornet won. 

Elise Mertens vs Alize Cornet: Prediction

Elise Mertens
Elise Mertens

Mertens is the player in form and her confidence is sky high. At twenty-five, Mertens is at the peak of her powers too. Clay Courts suit her game as well. Cornet will have to play out of her skin to salvage something from this match.

Match Prediction: Elise Mertens will beat Alize Cornet in straight sets 

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