WTA Charleston 2021: Sofia Kenin vs Lauren Davis Preview, Head to Head and Prediction for Volvo Car Open

Sofia Kenin will lock horns against Lauren Davis in the second round of the Volvo Car Open 2021.

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Sofia Kenin vs Lauren Davis
Sofia Kenin vs Lauren Davis

Sofia Kenin vs Lauren Davis: Sofia Kenin, second seed at Charleston Open 2021 will face Lauren Davis in the second round clash on Wednesday. Kenin is ranked fourth in the WTA Rankings, whereas, her American counterpart is ranked on the 79th spot.

Match Details

  • Tournament: WTA Charleston 2021
  • Match: Sofia Kenin vs Lauren Davis
  • Round: Second Round 
  • Date: 6th April, 2021
  • PrizeMoney: $4100 
  • Venue: Charleston, USA
  • Surface: Clay Court

Sofia Kenin vs Lauren Davis: Match Preview

Sofia Kenin
Sofia Kenin

Sofia Kenin last played at the Miami Open 2021, where she lost in third round to Ons Jabeur in three sets. The American received a bye in the first round of the Charleston Open by virtue of being the second seed. The 22-year old missed a couple of tournaments in March due to appendicitis, and will be looking forward to reclaim her top form this week.

Lauren Davis also competed at the Miami Open 2021, where she lost in the first round to Kaia Kanepi in straight sets. The unseeded American defeated her fellow American, Madison Brengle in the first round clash at the Charleston Open in straight sets, where she dropped just six games. Her best performance this season was at the Guadalajara Open, where she reached the quarterfinals.

Sofia Kenin vs Lauren Davis: Head-to-Head

The duo have faced twice against each other, with the head to head standing at 1-1. Their last meeting was in Washington in 2019, where Lauren Davis won in three sets. The duo first faced off against each other at US Open 2017, where Kenin won in straight sets.

Sofia Kenin vs Lauren Davis: Match Prediction

Sofia Kenin to win in straight sets
Sofia Kenin to win in straight sets

Sofia Kenin is the certain favorite to win the second round clash and progress into the third round. The second seeded American had shown her prowess on clay courts last season, after she reached the finals of the French Open 2021, where she lost to Iga Swiatek. Lauren Davis will be high on confidence after her impressive first round victory, and can challenger her compatriot on Wednesday. However, Kenin should emerge victorious in a rather straightforward victory.

Match Prediction: Sofia Kenin to win in straight sets

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