Ekaterina Alexandrova will take on Jennifer Brady in the Second round of the Italian Open 2021. Alexandrova is currently the World no.33 on the WTA rankings and Brady is the World no.13.
- Tournament: WTA Italian Open
- Match: Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Jennifer Brady
- Round: Second Round
- Date: 12th May, 2021
- Prize Money: €10,726
- Venue: Rome, Italy
- Surface: Clay Court
Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Jennifer Brady: Match Preview
Ekaterina Alexandrova has started the clay court leg of the year decently. In her first tournament on clay, the Stuttgart Open, she made it to the Quarter-finals of the event. Eventually getting ousted by Simona Halep. In her second tournament on clay, the Madrid Open, she was unlucky to come up against Victoria Azarenka in the very first round, but she went down fighting in three sets. In the first round in Rome, she defeated Marta Kostyuk in straight sets, 6-3 6-1.
Her second round opponent is Jennifer Brady. Brady shot to fame by reaching the Finals of the Australian Open at the start of the year. Her game is not suited for clay, but she is trying to make it work. At Madrid she made it to the Round of sixteen before falling to the eventual Semi-finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. In the first round she overcame Chinese player Zhang Shuai 6-1 6-4.
Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Jennifer Brady: Head-to-Head
These two players have not yet met on the tour, so the head to head right now is 0-0.
Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Jennifer Brady: Prediction
Both players had easy straight set wins in their first round matches. Alexandrova has a game which is better suited for clay, but Brady has made improvements on clay too. This will be a hard fought, tight game of tennis, which is difficult to predict.
Match Prediction: Ekaterina Alexandrova will beat Jennifer Brady in three sets.