WTA Madrid Open 2021: Ons Jabeur vs Belinda Bencic-Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

Ons Jabeur of Tunisia will square off against Switzerland's Belinda Bencic in the third round of the WTA Madrid Open 2021.

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Ons Jabeur and Belinda Bencic
Ons Jabeur and Belinda Bencic

Ons Jabeur will take on Belinda Bencic in the third round of the Madrid Open 2021. Jabeur is currently the World no.25 on the WTA rankings and Bencic is the World no.11. 

Match Details

  • Tournament: WTA Madrid Open 2021
  • Match: Ons Jabeur vs Belinda Bencic
  • Round: Third-round
  • Date: 3rd May, 2021
  • Prize Money: €34,048
  • Venue: Madrid, Spain 
  • Surface: Clay Court

Ons Jabeur vs Belinda Bencic: Match Preview

Ons Jabeur
Ons Jabeur

Jabeur has been in good form on clay this year. Last month, she reached the Semi-finals of the Charleston Open and followed it up with an appearance in the final of Charleston 2. In this tournament so far she has beaten Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova in the first round. In the second, she took three sets to defeat Sloane Stephens of the USA, winning in three sets 4-6 6-1 6-3. Her third round opponent is Belinda Bencic. 

Bencic has been on what seems like an eternity long  inconsistent run of form since reaching the Final of the Adelaide International in Australia. She has had first or second round exits galore and her lack of confidence has reflected on her game. At the Madrid Open though, she has played better. In the first round she overcame Kristina Mladenovic in straight sets 6-4 6-2 and in the second round she beat Bernarda Pera 3-6 6-1 7-6. 

Ons Jabeur vs Belinda Bencic: Head-to-Head

 Belinda Bencic
Belinda Bencic

These two players have never met on the tour before, so the head to head right now is 0-0. 

Ons Jabeur vs Belinda Bencic: Prediction

Ons Jabeur
Ons Jabeur

Jabeur has forever had all the strokes on clay and it’s astonishing that she has not won a single WTA  trophy on clay, or otherwise. Bencic is really struggling on the tour, and she will have no respite come her way against the Tunisian. Jabeur is the firm favourite in this match. 

Match Prediction: Ons Jabeur will beat Belinda Bencic in straight sets. 

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