Garbine Muguruza will meet Yulia Putintseva in the Second round of the WTA Charleston 2021. Muguruza is currently the World no.13 on the WTA rankings and Putintseva is the World no.31.
- Tournament: WTA Charleston 2021
- Match: Garbine Muguruza vs Yulia Putintseva
- Round: Third Round
- Date: 8th April, 2021
- Prize Money: $ 6480
- Venue: Charleston, USA
- Surface: Clay Court
Garbine Muguruza vs Yulia Putintseva: Preview
Muguruza set the tone for the year by reaching the Finals of the Yarra Valley Classic. The Australian Open ended a little disappointingly for her as she got ousted in the round of sixteen by the eventual winner Naomi Osaka, but she bounced back to reach the Finals of the Qatar Open.
She went one better by winning the Dubai Open. At the Miami Open she suffered an unexpected loss at the round of sixteen stage to Bianca Andreescu. She had a bye in the first round of the WTA Charleston, and in the second she beat Magdalena Frech 6-1 6-3. In the third she will face Yulia Putintseva.
Putintseva has not done much in the hardcourt part of the season. In the two rounds here on the clay courts of Charleston she is yet to drop a set. She beat Harriet Dart of Great Britain in the first set and got the better of compatriot Zarina Diyas in the second.
Garbine Muguruza vs Yulia Putintseva: Head-to-Head
The two players have met twice on the tour, with Muguruza leading the head to head 2-0. Their last encounter was in the 2017 French Open, an encounter won by Muguruza in straight sets, 7-5, 6-2.
Garbine Muguruza vs Yulia Putintseva: Prediction
Arguably, Muguruza’s best surface is clay. She won the 2016 French Open and has the game to do well on clay. Putintseva is no slouch on clay either, but the superior form of Muguruza should make sure that she sails through.
Match Prediction: Garbine Muguruza will beat Yulia Putintseva in straight sets.