Jennifer Brady will take on Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the third round of the Madrid Open 2021. Brady is currently the World no.14 on the WTA rankings and Pavlyuchenkova is the World no.41.
- Tournament: WTA Madrid Open 2021
- Match: Jennifer Brady vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
- Round: Third-round
- Date: 4th May, 2021
- PrizeMoney: €34,048
- Venue: Madrid, Spain
- Surface: Clay Court
Jennifer Brady vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova: Match Preview
Since reaching the Finals of the Australian Open, Jennifer Brady has participated in three tournaments, not considering Madrid, and has lost her first match in all the three tournaments. In Qatar she lost to Anett Kontaveit, in Miami to Sara Sorribes Tormo, and in the Stuttgart Open to Petra Kvitova.
At the Madrid Open though she seems to have turned it around. In the first round she sent fellow American Venus Williams packing. In the second round she dropped a mere three games before dispatching Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets 6-2, 6-1. Her third round opponent is Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Pavlyuchenkova is a competent player on clay but her form has been terrible this season. She has rarely made it past the opening rounds of the tournaments she has participated in. In her first round here, she beat Madison Keys of the USA. In the second round she overcame Karolina Pliskova in two sets. Pavlyuchenkova won, 6-0 7-5, in one hour sixteen minutes.
Jennifer Brady vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova: Head-to-Head
The two players have not met on the tour before, so the head to head for now is 0-0.
Jennifer Brady vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova: Prediction
Brady is not a natural on clay courts and that is evident in her game, but she seems to have the belief and is in good form. Pavlyuchenkova is fighting to get back into her top form. This contest promises can go either way, but the in-form player Brady is the favourite.
Match Prediction: Jennifer Brady will get the better of Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in three sets.