WTA Miami Open 2021: Elina Svitolina vs Anastasija Sevastova- Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

Fifth seed Elina Svitolina who won a great match against Petra Kvitova in the fourth round will square off against Anastasija Sevastova in the Quarter-Finals of the Miami Open 2021.

Elina Svitolina and Anastasija Sevastova
Elina Svitolina and Anastasija Sevastova

Elina Svitolina will take on Anastasija Sevastova in the Quarter-Final of the Miami Open 2021. Svitolina is currently the World no.5 on the WTA rankings and Sevastova is the World no.57.

Match Details

  • Tournament: WTA Miami Open 2021
  • Match:  Elina Svitolina vs Anastasija Sevastova
  • Round: Quarter-Final 
  • Date: 30th March, 2021
  • Prize Money: $61,000
  • Venue: Miami, Florida 
  • Surface: Outdoor Hard Court

Elina Svitolina vs Anastasija Sevastova: Preview

Elina Svitolina
Elina Svitolina

Svitolina did not have the best of starts to the season. But she hit a new low when she was beaten in her very first match at the Dubai Open 2021. At the Miami Open 2021, she got a bye in the first round. Her second round opponent was Shelby Rogers. Rogers can be a tricky opponent, and she did take the first set.

But, Svitolina kept her composure and completed a comeback win in three sets 3-6 7-5 6-3. In the third round she faced Ekaterina Alexandrova and completed a relatively comfortable win 7-6, 6-4. But her best performance thus far has come at the fourth round where she beat Petra Kvitova. In a match that was riddled by errors from both players. Svitolina showed great composure to complete her second comeback win of the tournament so far.

Watch: Petra Kvitova vs Elina Svitolina WTA Miami Open 2021 Highlights

In the end she won in three sets, 2-6 7-5 7-5. Her opponent in the Quarter-Finals is Anastasija Sevastova. Sevastova has played some decent tennis in the tournament so far, but more than that she has had luck on her side too. She beat Olga Danilović in the first round of the tournament, the three setter could have gone either way but Sevastova won it via tie breaker.

In the second round she got the better of Coco Gauff, again in three sets. She got lucky in the third as Halep pulled out of the tournament. In the fourth round she faced Ana Konjuh. Konjuh served pathetically in the match. The encounter lasted two sets and Sevastova won it 6-1 7-5. 

Elina Svitolina vs Anastasija Sevastova: Head-to-Head

Anastasija Sevastova
Anastasija Sevastova

This will be the sixth career meeting between these two players. Svitolina leads the head to head 3-2. The last time they met was at the Bet1 Aces2 in 2020, where Sevastova won 6-1 6-1. 

Elina Svitolina vs Anastasija Sevastova: Prediction

Elina Svitolina
Elina Svitolina

Svitolina has found some of her game back that propelled her to World no.5. She is moving a lot better, she is fast and her service is improving too. She needs to keep winning to keep her confidence levels high. Sevastova has been decent without being great, but negotiating a back to form Svitolina will be a tall order. 

Match Prediction:  Elina Svitolina will beat Anastasija Sevastova in three sets. 

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