Ons Jabeur will take on Elena Rybakina in the Second round of the Dubai Open 2021. Jabeur is currently the World no.31 on the WTA rankings and Rybakina is the World no.23.
Tournament: WTA Dubai Open 2021
Match: Ons Jabeur vs Elena Rybakina
Round: Second Round
Date: 9th March, 2021
Prize Money: $1,835,490
Venue: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Surface: Outdoor Hard Court
Ons Jabeur vs Elena Rybakina : Preview
Jabeur has a lot of talent, but hasn’t been able to replicate that into performances. She was unlucky to face the eventual champion Naomi Osaka in the third round of the Australian Open. In the Qatar Open she lost a match in three sets against Karolina Pliskova, on another day she could have won that match too.
A little surprisingly Jabeur seems to not play her best tennis in the middle eastern tournaments. Her most notable performance post lockdown has been reaching the fourth round of the French Open 2020. In the first round of the Dubai Open she beat Kateřina Siniaková 6-2 6-3. Her second round opponent is Elena Rybakina.
Rybakina too is coming off disappointments at both the Australian Open 2020 and the Qatar Open after that. In the Australian Open she was ousted by Fiona Ferro 4-6 4-6, and in the Qatar Open she lost to Laura Siegemund 6-7 6-7. In the first round at the Dubai Open Rybakina defeated Zheng Saisai 6-0 6-4.
Ons Jabeur vs Elena Rybakina : Head-to-Head
These two players have met only once on the tour before, at the Wuhan Open in 2019. Rybakina won that match 6-1 6-7 6-2, and that’s why the head to head 1-0.
Ons Jabeur vs Elena Rybakina : Prediction
Jabeur has an unorthodox game filled with tricks and different kinds of shots and that might be a problem for Rybakina. Rybakina the six foot plus girl is extremely powerful but off late her form has been very poor. Jabeur should edge this contest.
Match Prediction: Ons Jabeur will beat Elena Rybakina in three sets.
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