Iga Swiatek v Ekaterina Alexandrova Live Streaming, Prediction & Preview for Gippsland Trophy Melbourne 2021: Swiatek Hopes to Make Another Quarterfinal

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Sixth seeded Iga Swiatek will be up against the ninth seeded Ekaterina Alexandrova in the third round of the 2021 WTA Gippsland Trophy on Wednesday, February 3. Get the live streaming options of this Iga Swiatek v Ekaterina Alexandrova match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.

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Iga Swiatek v Ekaterina Alexandrova Head to Head

This will be the first match between Swiatek and Alexandrova at any level of tennis.

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Swiatek Stutters Before Finding Form

Playing in her first match of the season, Swiatek found it difficult to get going to begin with in her second round match against Kaja Juvan before making a comeback and winning their encounter. The Polish, 19-year-old completed a 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 win to march into the third round.

In a match lasting an hour and 44 minutes, there were no breaks of serve in the first five games before Juvan finally found a way to open up the Swiatek serve. She drew first blood in the sixth game and then made it two in two by breaking her opponent yet again in the eighth to win the set.

It was the first set Swiatek had lost since the start of the French Open last season.

Fortunately for her though, she discovered her rhythm soon after that. Again there were no breaks of serve in the first four games, before Swiatek dished out to her opponent what she had endured in the opening set and then made it a second break to drill home the advantage.

The third set turned out to be an easy one for the French Open winner, who won five games in a row to complete an easy win in the end.

She will hope to remain switched on from the very beginning an opponent ranked just a few places behind her.

Alexandrova Wins the Battle of Breaks

In a match that saw 10 breaks of serve, Alexandrova overcame the loss of the opening set to clinch the match. The Russian beat Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 to make it to the third round after having gotten herself a first round bye.

Alexandrova, who had earlier reached the third round of the Abu Dhabi Open before falling to Elina Svitolina, was up a break in the first set but lost five of the final six games to drop the set.

And when she fell 3-1 down in the second set, the writing seemed to be on the wall. Only this time, it was her turn to clinch five of the final six games in the set, including two breaks of serve to level the proceedings.

It was much smoother going for the Russian in the final set when she broke Schmiedlova early in the third set and very soon doubled that advantage to race off to a 4-0 lead. Her opponent held on for a couple more games but it was only a matter of delaying the inevitable as Alexandrova completed the formalities with ease.

Swiatek v Alexandrova Prediction and Tip

Alexandrova might have the game to trouble Swiatek who is 4/7 to win this. In the end, the Pole should come away a winner but we could see another three-setter here.

Tip: Three sets in the match: 6/4 (bet365)

The 2021 WTA Gippsland Trophy in Melbourne will be played from January 31. You can watch & bet on the these matches here. Get your latest premium tennis predictions here.

About Suneer Chowdhary 947 Articles
Suneer is a Mumbai-based freelance sports journalist with a special affinity towards cricket and tennis. He has also covered six ICC tournaments including Cricket World Cups and Champions Trophy.

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