WTA Charleston 2021: Marketa Vondrousova vs Kurumi Nara–Preview, Head to Head and Prediction for Volvo Car Open

Ninth seed Marketa Vondrousova will lock horn against Japanese qualifier Kurumi Nara in the second round of the WTA Charleston 2021.

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Marketa Vondrousova and Kurumi Nara
Marketa Vondrousova and Kurumi Nara

Marketa Vondrousova will take on Kurumi Nara in the Second round of the WTA Charleston 2021. Vondrousova is currently the World no.20 on the WTA rankings and Nara is the World no.162.

Match Details

  • Tournament: WTA Charleston 2021
  • Match: Marketa Vondrousova vs Kurumi Nara
  • Round: Second Round 
  • Date: 7th April, 2021
  • PrizeMoney: $4100 
  • Venue: Charleston, USA
  • Surface: Clay Court

Marketa Vondrousova vs Kurumi Nara: Preview

Marketa Vondrousova
Marketa Vondrousova

Vondrousova is just twenty one, but the ninth seed is already a runner- up at the French Open, in 2019. Apart from that she has reached the fourth round of two other majors, the US Open, in 2018, and the Australian Open this year. In the Australian Open 2021 she lost her fourth-round encounter to Hsieh Su-wei in straight sets.

In the recently concluded Miami Open she was beaten in the fourth round by Aryna Sabalenka. Vondrousova had a first round bye here, in the second round she will face Japanese qualifier Kurumi Nara. Nara was ranked as high as no.32 in the World, but now the twenty nine year old is ranked beyond the top hundred and feisty and hence has to get through the qualifiers to reach the main draw of most events.

Here she beat Whitley Pate in the first qualifier and Allie Kiick in the second qualifier. Her first-round opponent was Francesca Di Lorenzo, and she beat him 6-2 6-2. 

Marketa Vondrousova vs Kurumi Nara: Head-to-Head

Kurumi Nara
Kurumi Nara

These two players have met just once on the tour before, at the Australian Open 2018. Vondrousova won that match 7-5 6-4. So she leads the head to head 1-0. 

Marketa Vondrousova vs Kurumi Nara: Prediction

Marketa Vondrousova
Marketa Vondrousova

Clay is Vondrousova’s favourite surface. Often talked about as having one of the best returns on the ladies tour, Vondrousova has suffered a lot with injuries.

Her defeat of Bianca Andreescu in the Miami Open gave us a glimpse of her potential. Nara may not have dropped a set till now, but against Vondrousova she will find the going very tough. 

Match Prediction: Marketa Vondrousova will beat Kurumi Nara in straight sets. 

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