Belinda Bencic will take on Bernarda Pera in the Second round of the Madrid Open 2021. Bencic is currently the World no.11 on the WTA rankings and Pera is the World no.70.
- Tournament: WTA Madrid Open 2021
- Match: Belinda Bencic vs Bernarda Pera
- Round: Second-round
- Date: 1st May, 2021
- Prize Money: €20,000
- Venue: Madrid, Spain
- Surface: Clay Court
Belinda Bencic vs Bernarda Pera: Match Preview
Bencic has not won many matches this year, so facing Kristina Mladenovic in her opener was never going to be a straightforward affair. But kudos to Bencic, she fought for an hour and twenty mins against the French Women, before waking out a straight sets 6-4 6-2 victory. In the match Bencic hit 21 winners and made few unforced errors.
Into the second round now, this will be Bencic’s seventh attempt at moving into the third round in as many tournaments. Her second round opponent is Bernarda Pera.
The twenty-six year old Pera last recorded a victory, before this tournament, in the second round of the Australian Open. So, she has gone five tournaments before recording a single victory. Pera came through Qualifiers into the main round. In the first round she upset Petra Martic 6-3, 6-2 in just 76 minutes.
Belinda Bencic vs Bernarda Pera: Head-to-Head
These two players have not met on the tour before, so the head to head stands at 0-0.
Belinda Bencic vs Bernarda Pera: Prediction
Both players had been going through terrible form before this tournament started. While Bencic had lost five of her eight matches since Adelaide International, Pera was on a six match losing streak coming into this tournament. But then both players turned it around and won their first round match. So it is difficult to point out a clear cut favourite in this one.
Match Prediction: Belinda Bencic will win in three sets.