In what promises to be a exciting clash, 16th seeded World No. 19 Maria Sakkari will be up against World No. 20 Karolina Muchova in the 3rd round clash at the WTA Madrid Open 2021.
- Tournament: WTA Madrid Open 2021
- Match: Maria Sakkari vs Karolina Muchova
- Round: Third-round
- Date: 4th May, 2021
- Prize Money: €34,048
- Venue: Madrid, Spain
- Surface: Clay Court
Maria Sakkari vs Karolina Muchova : Preview
Maria Sakkari has made a good start to the 2021 season, reaching 3 semi-finals in 7 tournament appearances this season but is still on the hunt for her first final appearance and title of 2021. She comes into the tie with a 3-setter victory in the first followed by a straight set win in the 2nd round to set up this tie.
Karolina Muchova is making just her 5th appearance of this year, with her best performance coming at the 2021 Australian Open where she made it till the semi-finals defeating No. 1 seed Ashleigh Barty in the quarter-finals. She comes into the match from a straight set victory in the first round, and a 3-setter win over No. 2 seed Naomi Osaka which makes her now a player to watch for.
Maria Sakkari vs Karolina Muchova : Head to Head
The players have met just once on the tour, with the meeting taking place in 2016 at the Sharm El Sheikh 38 tournament in Egypt that Sakkari won in straight sets, currently leads the head-to-head tie 1-0.
Maria Sakkari vs Karolina Muchova : Prediction
With both players looking in great form and having good momentum with them, it will be an exciting clash for the tennis fans. Both the players have defeated the top seeds at different tournaments and would now be aiming for a title.
Prediction: Karolina Muchova to win in 3-sets.