Eugenie Bouchard will take on Sara Sorribes Tormo in the Finals of the Abierto Zapopan. Bouchard is currently the World no.144 on the WTA rankings and Tormo is the World no.71.
- Tournament: Abierto Zapopan
- Match: Eugenie Bouchard vs Sara Sorribes Tormo
- Round: Finals
- Date: 14th March, 2021
- Prize Money: $29,200
- Venue: Guadalajara, Mexico
- Surface: Hard Court
Eugenie Bouchard vs Sara Sorribes Tormo : Preview
Bouchard is a former top 5 player, but her ranking had plummeted to 330 during the pandemic break. But her efforts on the court have been awarded off it. She will be the new world no. 116 on Monday, her best ranking in almost two years.
Bouchard has played some eye catching tennis in this tournament. In the Semi finals she was up against Italian Qualifier Elisabetta Cocciaretto. Cocciaretto was blown away in the first set, but she mounted a challenge in the second. In the end Bouchard had to win a second set tie break to seal the match 6-2 7-6. Her opponent in the Final is Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain.
Tormo has beaten some good players en route to the Finals. In the Semis she faced Marie Bouzkova. Bouzkova was coming off a final appearance at the Phillip Island Trophy in Australia and was high on confidence, but was beaten fair and square 6-3 7-6 by Tormo.
Eugenie Bouchard vs Sara Sorribes Tormo: Head-to-Head
These two players have met just once on the tour before, at Monterrey Open in 2017. That contest was won by Tormo 7-6 6-3, and she leads the head to head 1-0.
Eugenie Bouchard vs Sara Sorribes Tormo: Prediction
Bouchard is an attacking player who likes to attack the ball and try to hit it on the valley. This style of play will work well against Tormo who has an ineffective serve. Rankings count for nothing at this point, and the player with momentum, that is Bouchard, will win this contest.
Match Prediction: Bouchard to win in three sets.