Elina Svitolina Berth in The QF Seems Certain As She Squares Off With Alexandrova
Elina Svitolina will square off Ekaterina Alexandrova in the Round of 16 match at the 2021 Women’s Abu Dhabi Open.
The number 2 seed Ukranian Svitolina hasn’t lost a set in this tournament, and will be a very tough opponent to the Russian.
Date: 10th January, 2021
Tournament: Abu Dhabi Women’s Tennis Open 2021
Fixture: Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Elina Svitolina
Venue: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Category: WTA 500
Round: Round of 16 (Third round)
Surface: Outdoor Hard Court
Prize money: $565,530
Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Elina Svitolina Preview
Ukrainian star and Gael Monfil’s girlfriend Elina Svitolina enters this match in blistering form.
She dismantled American Jessica Pegula in the round of 64 – 4-6, 3-6.
She squashed her second round opponent Vera Zvonareva in the equally emphatic fashion.
Svitolina is the favorite to win this tournament and enters this round high in confidence.
The Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova is also on a roll at Abu Dhabi.
She defeated her opening round rival Zarina Diyas with relative ease. She overcame her in straight sets 6-4, 6-4.
The Russian then had to battle the Brit Heather Watson in the 2nd round. Watson did manage to put up a fight, but in the end The Russian prevailed in tough three setter.
Now Alexandrova goes face to face with Svitolina in the Round of 16, and she will look to book her place in quarterfinals of this tournament.
Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Elina Svitolina Head to Head
Both players met the first and only time so far at The French Open 2020.
Svitolina dominated Alexandrova in al aspects of that match, defeating her in straight sets 6-4, 7-5.
As a result, Svitolina has the statistical upper hand.
Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Elina Svitolina Prediction
Elina Svitolina is a apparent favorite in this match.
He current form and the fact that she has not lost a single set in this tournament is an indicator of how high her confidence is.
It will take something truly extraordinary from the Russian to beat the Ukrainian in this match.
In this match it is safe to predict that Elina Svitolina will emerge as the winner and probably in straight sets.
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