WTA MUSC Health Women’s Open 2021: Danka Kovinic vs Lauren Davis-Preview, Head to Head and Prediction for Charleston 2

Dark horse Danka Kovinic will face off against American Lauren Davis in the second round of the Charleston 2.

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Danka Kovinic and Lauren Davis
Danka Kovinic and Lauren Davis

Danka Kovinic will take on Lauren Davis in the Second round of the WTA MUSC Health Women’s Open 2021. Kovinic is currently the World no.65 on the WTA rankings and Davis is the World no.79. 

Match Details

  • Tournament: WTA MUSC Health Women’s Open 2021
  • Match: Danka Kovinic vs Lauren Davis
  • Round: Second Round
  • Date: 14th April, 2021
  • PrizeMoney: $ 4,000
  • Venue: Charleston, USA
  • Surface: Clay Court

Danka Kovinic vs Lauren Davis: Match Preview

Danka Kovinić
Danka Kovinić

Kovinic has started the clay court leg of the season on a fantastic note. She reached the Finals of the Charleston Open. En route to the finals she beat a whole host of big names including Petra Kvitova in the round of sixteen, Yulia Putintseva in the Quarter-final, and Ons Jabeur in the Semi-finals. Unfortunately for Kovinic she got beaten in the final by Veronika Kudermetova.

In the first round here at Charleston 2, she defeated Viktoriya Tomova of Bulgaria in straight sets 6-3 6-3. In the second round of the Open she will face Lauren Davis. Davis looked good in the Charleston Open, where she reached the round of 16.

On the way she got the big scalp of Sofia Kenin as well. In the first round at the Charleston 2 she defeated CoCo Vandeweghe. Vandeweghe, who is making a comeback after a long time out, lost in straight sets to Davis, 7-6 6-4. 

Danka Kovinic vs Lauren Davis: Head-to-Head

Lauren Davis
Lauren Davis

The two players have met once on the tour, at Guadalajara in 2021. That encounter was won by Davis, so she leads the head to head 1-0. 

Danka Kovinic vs Lauren Davis: Prediction

Danka Kovinic
Danka Kovinic

Kovinic is the dark horse of this tournament. Her form is good and confidence is sky high, and she has the game for the slow surfaces. Davis though is a great clay court player, and can beat the best in the world on her day. Kovinic is in better form and should nick this. 

Match Prediction: Danka Kovinic will beat Lauren Davis in three sets. 

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