World No.4, Aryna Sabalenka will take on World No 51, Sara Sorribes Tormoa in the round of 32 of the 2021 Italian Open on May 12.
- Tournament: WTA Italian Open
- Match: Aryna Sabalenka vs Sara Sorribes Tormo
- Round: Second Round
- Date: 12th May, 2021
- Prize Money: €10,726
- Venue: Rome, Italy
- Surface: Clay Court
Aryna Sabalenka vs Sorribes Tormo: Preview
Sabalenka comes into this contest having lost only one match so far on clay this season. The Belarusian won the title in Madrid last week and also reached the finals of Stuttgart before Ashleigh Barty beat her for the title. The 23-year-old is brimming with confidence and will be a tough nut to crack in the Italian capital this week.
On the other hand, the Spaniard has suffered two first round exits in Bogota and Madrid this season. She got through Camila Girogi in the opening round in three sets. Although made deep runs in Miami, Monterrey and Guadalaraja, it is tough to see her do any damage in Rome this week.
Aryna Sabalenka vs Sorribes Tormo: Head to Head
There has only been one previous meeting between these two players and Sabalenka has won that at the Ostrava Open.
Aryna Sabalenka vs Sorribes Tormo: Prediction
The Belarusian is arguably been the best player on clay this season along with the Australian Ashleigh Barty. She will have all the confidence and the ammunition to make light workout of Tormo. On the basis of what we have seen from the Spaniard on clay, wonder if how many games she will be able to win over her superior opponent.
Match Prediction: Aryna Sabalenka should win in two sets.