Ekaterina Alexandrova, 30th seed at the Miami Open 2021 will face Nadia Podoroska in the second round clash on Wednesday. Alexandrova is ranked 34th in the WTA Rankings, whereas, the Argentine is ranked 48th in the world. Both players are struggling for form after a string of poor results and will hope to do well in Miami this week.
- Tournament: WTA Miami Open 2021
- Match: Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Nadia Podoroska
- Round: Second Round
- Date: 25th March, 2021
- Prize Money: $16,000
- Venue: Miami, Florida
- Surface: Outdoor Hard Court
Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Nadia Podoroska: Match Preview
Ekaterina Alexandrova received a bye in the first round by virtue of being the 30th seed. She last played at the Petersburg Open where she suffered a quarterfinal exit, despite being the top seed. She was knocked out of the Dubai Open in the first round by Coco Gauff in a three set battle. Her best result this year came in the warm-up tournament before the Australian Open, where she reached the semifinals.
Nadia Podoroska defeated Mayar Sherif in the first round in straight sets. The Argentinian was impressive in her first round match as she dropped just four games en-route to her victory. She last played at the WTA Monterrey Open, where she was knocked out in the first round by Anna Kalinskaya in straight sets. At the Australian Open 2021, Podoroska was sent packing by Donna Vekic in only the second round.
Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Nadia Podoroska: Head-to-Head
The duo have never faced against each other before and as a result, their head to head stands at 0-0.
Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Nadia Podoroska: Match Prediction
There is not much to separate the two players ahead of their second round clash on Wednesday. The match is equally poised and can go either way. Podoroska has a slight edge in this encounter despite her lower ranking, as she would have regained some confidence after her impressive first round victory. The Argentine is a talented player and has a range of shots up her sleeve. She is expected to defeat Alexandrova in a three set battle.
Match Prediction: Nadia Podoroska to win in three sets