WTA Miami Open 2021: Victoria Azarenka vs Laura Siegemund-Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

Three-time Champion Victoria Azarenka will look to beat Laura Siegemund in the second round of the Miami Open 2021.

Victoria Azarenka and Laura Siegemund
Victoria Azarenka and Laura Siegemund

Victoria Azarenka will take on Laura Siegemund in the Second round of the Miami Open 2021. Azarenka is currently the World no.15 on the WTA rankings and Siegemund is the World no.59.

Match Details

  • Tournament: WTA Miami Open 2021
  • Match: Victoria Azarenka vs Laura Siegemund
  • Round: Second Round 
  • Date: 25th March, 2021
  • Prize Money: $16,000
  • Venue: Miami, Florida 
  • Surface: Outdoor Hard Court

Victoria Azarenka vs Laura Siegemund: Preview

 Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka

After an unceremonious first round exit from the Australian Open, Azarenka fought back well in the Qatar Open. She beat the top seed Elina Svitolina, on the way to the Semifinals. But unfortunately she withdrew from that tournament and also the Dubai Open due to a back injury.

Azarenka is a three time past Champion at the Miami Open, winning the event in 2009, 2011 and 2016. Seeded 14th at the Miami Open Azarenka would like to replicate the success she has had here in the past. Azarenka had a bye in the first round. Her second round opponent is Laura Siegemund.

Siegemund reached the main draw of the Qatar Open where she was beaten by the same opponent, Victoria Azarenka, in the first round. In the Dubai Open she again lost in the first round, this time she was defeated by Anastasia Potapova. In the first round of the Miami Open Siegemund beat Christina McHale 6-3 7-5.

Victoria Azarenka vs Laura Siegemund: Head-to-Head

Laura Siegemund
Laura Siegemund

These two players have met twice on the tour, and both have won a match each. The head to head therefore is 1-1. Their last meeting was at the Qatar Open a few weeks back where Azarenka won 6-4 6-2.

Victoria Azarenka vs Laura Siegemund: Prediction

 Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka

Victoria Azarenka plays her best tennis on hard courts. Her serve and strong game from the baseline is perfectly suited for such surfaces. Siegemund likes to attack coming forward, which may not be the best move always. Also without a strong serve, Azarenka is expected to be all over her serve. Azarenka should win this match.

Match Prediction: Victoria Azarenka will get the better of Laura Siegemund in three sets.

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