Belinda Bencic will take on Zarina Diyas in the Second round of the Miami Open 2021. Bencic is currently the World no.12 on the WTA rankings and Diyas is the World no.89.
- Tournament: WTA Miami Open 2021
- Match: Belinda Bencic vs Zarina Diyas
- Round: Second Round
- Date: 25th March, 2021
- Prize Money: $16,000
- Venue: Miami, Florida
- Surface: Outdoor Hard Court
Belinda Bencic vs Zarina Diyas: Preview
Bencic had a decent Australian Summer. She reached the third round of the Australian Open 2021, and then was the runners up at the Adelaide International 2021. In the Middle Eastern leg of the tour, that followed, she was less successful. She lost in the first round of the Qatar Open to Madison Keys.
In the just concluded Dubai Open, she was defeated in the second round by nineteen year old Russian Anastasia Potapova 6-1 2-6 5-7. Bencic had a bye in the first round of the event. Her opponent in the second round of the Miami Open is Zarina Diyas from Kazakhstan.
Diyas had reached the third round of the Australian Open 2021 where she was beaten by Garbine Muguruza 6-1 6-1. In the first round here, she scored an upset win over Venus Williams. She beat the elder Williams sister 6-2 7-6.
Belinda Bencic vs Zarina Diyas: Head-to-Head
Bencic won the only encounter between them, on the tour, Pattaya Open qualification 2014, 6-2 7-6 so she leads the head to head 1-0.
Belinda Bencic vs Zarina Diyas: Prediction
Bencic is a strong player with a strong serve and game, but has struggled with injury and form over the years. She will hope to play her best tennis and go far in this tournament. Diyas is a decent player, as she showed in her first round victory. But Bencic should win this.
Match Prediction: Belinda Bencic will beat Zarina Diyas in straight sets.