Garbine Muguruza of Spain will take on Veronika Kudermetova of Russia in the First round of the Qatar Open 2021. Garbine Muguruza is currently the World no.15 on the WTA rankings and Veronika Kudermetova is the World no.34.
- Tournament: Qatar Open 2021
- Match: Garbine Muguruza vs Veronika Kudermetova
- Date: 1st March 2021
- Round: 1st Round
- Venue: Doha, Qatar
- Surface: Hard Court
- Prize Money: 565,530 (USD)
Garbine Muguruza vs Veronika Kudermetova :Preview
Muguruza is a quality all surface player and a two time Grand slam champion. In the last year or so she has been trying to find the form that made her a Grand Slam champion in 2016 and 2017.
This year she did decently in the Australian summer. First she reached the finals of the Yarra classic, and then the fourth round of the Australian Open where she lost to the eventual champion Naomi Osaka. Previously she has been a runners up at the Qatar Open in 2018. Her opponent in the first round is Veronika Kudermetova.
Kudermetova is one of the new generation of Russian players. She is currently ranked no.2 among Russian players. Kudermetova did well before going to Australia. She was a finalist at the Abu Dhabi Open, losing to Aryna Sabalenka in the finals 6-2 6-2. In the Australian Open, she was ousted in the 3rd round by Simona Halep.
Garbine Muguruza vs Veronika Kudermetova: Head-to-Head
These two players have faced each other twice on the tour, and both have won one match each. The last meeting between the two was at the Dubai tennis championships which Muguruza won 7-5 4-6 6-4.
Garbine Muguruza vs Veronika Kudermetova : Prediction
Muguruza is a classic all court player, and has shots on both sides of the wing. She has a powerful serve as well, but is at times guilty of serving up too many double faults. Kudermetova is also an explosive player with a big serve. She tries to go for winners whenever she can, which mostly adds to her unforced error count. Both players have similar aggressive styles of play, but Muguruza has that extra bit of quality. Muguruza should edge this one.
Match Prediction: Garbine Muguruza to win in three sets.