Paula Badosa will meet Caty McNally in the third round of the WTA Charleston 2021. Badosa is currently the World no.71 on the WTA rankings and McNally is the World no.118.
- Tournament: WTA Charleston 2021
- Match: Paula Badosa vs Caty McNally
- Round: Third Round
- Date: 8th April, 2021
- PrizeMoney: $ 6480
- Venue: Charleston, USA
- Surface: Clay Court
Paula Badosa vs Caty McNally: Preview
Badosa did not have a great hard-court season but she will be hoping for better returns from the clay courts. In the first round of the WTA Charleston she beat Varvara Gracheva in three sets, 3-6 7-5 6-1. In the second round she ousted the fifth seed Belinda Bencic in three sets, 6-2 6-7 6-1.
Although Bencic was not in the best of forms, a win against a top-10 player will give Badosa a lot of confidence. Her third round opponent is American teenager Caty McNally. McNally was leading the first set 6-4 when Elena Rybakina retired. In the second round she beat Anastasija Sevastova in three sets 7-6 2-6 6-4.
Paula Badosa vs Caty McNally: Head-to-Head
This will be the first meeting between the two, so the head to head stands at 0-0.
Paula Badosa vs Caty McNally: Prediction
Badosa plays her best tennis on clay, a fact confirmed by her fourth round appearance in the French Open in 2020. She game is looking good, and her serve especially is looking great.
McNally is best known for being the doubles partner of Coco Gauff but she is a good player and has given us ample proof of that. Badosa though should edge this contest.
Match Prediction: Paula Badosa to beat Caty McNally in three sets.