WTA Italian Open 2021: Ashleigh Barty vs Yaroslava Shvedova – Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

In their first ever meeting on the tour, Australian Ashleigh Barty will be up against Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova in the 2nd round of the Italian Open 2021.

Ashleigh Barty vs Yaroslava Shvedova
Ashleigh Barty vs Yaroslava Shvedova

In the second round of the WTA Italian Open 2021, World No. 1 and the top-seeded Ashleigh Barty will be up against World No. 665 Yaroslava Shvedova.

Match Details

  • Tournament: WTA Italian Open
  • Match: Ashleigh Barty vs Yaroslava Shvedova
  • Round: Second Round
  • Date: 12th May, 2021
  • Prize Money: €10,726
  • Venue: Rome, Italy
  • Surface: Clay Court

Ashleigh Barty vs Yaroslava Shvedova : Preview

Ashleigh Barty
Ashleigh Barty

Ash Barty has been amazing this year and has proved why is the top seed and World No. 1 this season. The Australian has won 3 titles in 7 tournament appearances this season, while also reaching the quarter-finals of the Australian Open 2021.

She comes to Rome from the Madrid Open 2021 where she finished as the runner-up. She had her first match bye at the Italian Open and plays her first match tomorrow.

Yaroslava Shvedova has been struggling throughout this season and has registered just 2 wins in 10 matches in 2021. The two-time Doubles Grand Slam winner, Shvedova won the Wimbledon 2010 and US Open 2010, but has been having a tough time post her ankle surgery and maternity break which resulted in the Kazakhstan player being out of the tour for nearly 3 years.

She comes to Rome from a first round defeat in the Madrid Open 2021, won her first match at Rome in a thrilling 3-setter.

Ashleigh Barty vs Yaroslava Shvedova : Head to Head

Yaroslava Shvedova
Yaroslava Shvedova

This will be the first meeting between the duo on the tour, hence the head-to-head stands at 0-0.

Ashleigh Barty vs Yaroslava Shvedova : Prediction

Ashleigh Barty will be the favourite in the upcoming Ashleigh Barty vs Yaroslava Shvedova clash at the Italian Open 2021.
Ashleigh Barty

Considering the current form, Barty looks the absolute favourite coming into the tie. The Australian is 11-2 on Clay this season whereas Yaroslava is 1-2 with the victory coming in the first round at the Italian Open.

Prediction: Ashleigh Barty to win in straight sets.

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