WTA Italian Open 2021: Elina Svitolina vs Amanda Anisimova–Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

Fifth seed Elina Svitolina will take on American teenager Amanda Anisimova in the second round of the Italian open 2021.

Elina Svitolina and Amanda Anisimova will clash in the Chicago Classic 2021
Elina Svitolina and Amanda Anisimova

Elina Svitolina will take on Amanda Anisimova in the Second round of the Italian Open 2021. Svitolina is currently the World no.6 on the WTA rankings and Anisimova is the World no.39.  

Match Details

  • Tournament: WTA Italian Open
  • Match: Elina Svitolina vs Amanda Anisimova
  • Round: Second Round
  • Date: 12th May, 2021
  • Prize Money: €10,726
  • Venue: Rome, Italy
  • Surface: Clay Court

Elina Svitolina vs Amanda Anisimova: Match Preview

Elina Svitolina
Elina Svitolina

Players are human beings too, and sometimes we as fans forget that. Elina Svitolina was going through a slump in form when her personal life was under distress, but soon after her engagement she seems to have turned a new leaf. She reached the Semi-finals of the Miami Open on hard courts and followed it up with another Semi-final appearance at the Stuttgart Open which was her first tournament on clay this year. In the Madrid Open though she suffered a three set loss to Jil Teichmann, 6-2 4-6 6-7.

Svitolina had a bye in the first round, and in the second she will start her campaign against the tall American teenager Amanda Anisimova. Anisimova had reached the Semi-finals of the French Open back in 2019. On clay this year, she hasn’t yet played her best tennis. In the first round here, she overcame Chinese player Wang Qiang in straight sets 7-5 6-3. 

Elina Svitolina vs Amanda Anisimova: Head-to-Head

Amanda Anisimova
Amanda Anisimova

These two players have faced each other twice on the tour before, and the current head to head is 1-1. Their last encounter was in Doha in 2021, which Anisimova won in straight sets 6-3 6-3. 

Elina Svitolina vs Amanda Anisimova: Prediction

Elina Svitolina
Elina Svitolina

Svitolina is a former champion here in Rome, having won the event in 2017. She is a fantastic mover on court and has an all round balanced game. Anisimova plays her best tennis on clay, but she is not in her best touch right now. Expect the American girl to fight, but Svitolina should take this home. 

Match Prediction: Elina Svitolina will beat Amanda Anisimova in three sets. 

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