In the third round clash at the WTA Madrid Open 2021, World No. 62 Paula Badosa will take on World No. 54 Anastasija Sevastova for a place in the quarter-finals.
- Tournament: WTA Madrid Open 2021
- Match: Paula Badosa vs Anastasija Sevastova
- Round: Third-round
- Date: 3rd May, 2021
- Prize Money: €34,048
- Venue: Madrid, Spain
- Surface: Clay Court
Paula Badosa vs Anastasija Sevastova : Preview
Paula Badosa will be looking to make the best of her chance and reach her first final of the year after having reached semi-finals at the Lyon Open and Charleston Open. She comes into the tie with a straight set victory in the first round followed by a 3-setter in her 2nd round game.
Anastasija Sevastova has not been off to a great start in 2021, losing games in the early rounds in most of her tournaments. Her best run came at the Adelaide International 2021, where she reached the quarter-finals, a feat she can match with victory in this game against Badosa. She has looked in great form at Madrid winning both her games in straight sets.
Paula Badosa vs Anastasija Sevastova : Head to Head
The two players have previously met once, with their meeting coming at Abu Dhabi in January, 2021, where Badosa won in 3-sets. Paula Badosa currently leads the head-to-head tie 1-0.
Paula Badosa vs Anastasija Sevastova : Prediction
While Badosa has been in a better form throughout 2021 as compared to Sevastova, Badosa was taken deep into her 2nd game which could be an important factor. Sevastova has won her games in straight sets and would aim to continue wrapping up her games in straight sets. However, Badosa can battle deep and may make a comeback like her 2nd round victory.
Prediction: Anastasija Sevastova to win in 3-sets.