Elina Svitolina, currently ranked no.5, and Misaki Doi, currently ranked no.83, in the second round of the Qatar Open in WTA Doha 2021.
- Tournament: Qatar Open 2021
- Match: Elina Svitolina vs Misaki Doi
- Date: 3rd March 2021
- Round: 2nd Round
- Venue: Doha, Qatar
- Surface: Hard Court
- Prize Money: 565,530 (USD)
Elina Svitolina vs Misaki Doi Preview
Elina will start her run in Doha after she played her last match at Melbourne where she lost 6-4 3-6 6-3 to Pegula in the 4th round on the 15th of February. Svitolina has an 8-3 win-loss record in 2021, 8-3 on hard court. Talking about her overall career, Svitolina has an overall 419-207 record. She has a positive 238-106 record on hard.
Doi reached the 2nd round after beating Angelina Gabueva 6-1 6-0, Mirjam Bjorklund 3-6 6-1 6-1 and Saisai Zheng 6-4 6-3. In the 1st round, Misaki had a good straight-sets win against Zheng (6-4 6-3). During the match, Doi scored 63 points vs Zheng’s 50. The Japanese were quite aggressive to blast 18 winners.
Talking about serving, Doi wasn’t able to score even 1 ace for the entire match and she committed only 3 double faults. Misaki Doi lost the serve twice and she saved 3 breakpoints. Doi broke Zheng 4 times after converting her breakpoints.
Elina Svitolina vs Misaki Doi Head-to-Head
This will be the third meeting between these players. Their current tally is at a tie with 1-1.
Elina Svitolina vs Misaki Doi Match Prediction
Svitolina is a clear favorite going into this match as she has shown good form in her previous games. She has also showed that she can perform better on hard court.
Doi is going to have a hard time given her recent performance. She has a hard-time facing off against higher ranked players as seen against Pegula.
Match Predicton: Elina Svitolina to win in straight sets