WTA Miami Open 2021: Iga Swiatek vs Barbora Krejcikova – Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

Iga Swiatek will face a tricky challenge in the second round of the Miami Open 2021 as she faces Barbora Krejcikova, who reached the finals of the Dubai Open.

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Iga Swiatek vs Barbora Krejcikova
Iga Swiatek vs Barbora Krejcikova

Iga Swiatek, 15th seed at the Miami Open 2021 will face the Czech, Barbora Krejcikova in the second round clash. Swiatek announced herself on the big stage after she claimed the French Open title last year and has continued her impressive form ever since. She is ranked 16th in the world, whereas Krejcikova is ranked on the 39th spot in the WTA Rankings.

Match Details

  • Tournament: WTA Miami Open 2021
  • Match: Iga Swiatek vs Barbora Krejcikova
  • Round: Second Round 
  • Date: 25th March, 2021
  • Prize Money: $16,000
  • Venue: Miami, Florida 
  • Surface: Outdoor Hard Court

Iga Swiatek vs Barbora Krejcikova: Match Preview

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Iga Swiatek

Iga Swiatek has had a decent start to the 2021 season, where she reached the fourth round of the Australian Open, losing to Simona Halep in three sets. However, the young Pole bounced back in style as she won the Adelaide International title in the following week, defeating Belinda Bencic in the finals. She last played at the Dubai Open, where she was knocked out in the third round by Garbine Muguruza.

Barbora Krejcikova is coming into the Miami Open on high confidence after her incredible display at the Dubai Open a couple of weeks ago. The world number 39 reached the finals in Dubai, where she lost to Garbine Muguruza in straight sets. The Czech played some brilliant tennis throughout the week, as she defeated a few top players on her way to the finals.

Iga Swiatek vs Barbora Krejcikova: Head-to-Head

Barbora Krejcikova
Barbora Krejcikova

The duo have never met on the tour before, so the head to head stands at 0-0.

Iga Swiatek vs Barbora Krejcikova: Match Prediction

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Iga Swiatek will win the second round encounter

On paper, Iga Swiatek is the favorite to win the second round encounter by virtue of her higher ranking. However, Krejcikova would be backing her chances to upset the 15th seed in Miami, as she is in high spirits after her Dubai Open run. Her performance in Dubai showed that the Czech player is no pushover and can defeat top players on her day. The match is expected to be a three set thriller, with Swiatek just edging out her opponent to progress into the third round.

Match Prediction: Iga Swiatek to defeat Barbora Krejcikova in three sets

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