World No. 16 Elena Rybakina will meet World No. 37 Marketa Vondrousova in the first round of the 2021 Kremlin Cup on Monday, October 18. Get the live streaming options of this Elena Rybakina v Marketa Vondrousova match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.
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Elena Rybakina v Marketa Vondrousova Head to Head
This will be the first meeting between the two 22-year-olds.
Rybakina Looking to Start Well
Elena Rybakina will be making her second main draw appearance at the Kremlin Cup with hopes of movig into the second round for the first time.
She has been in decent form throughout the season, however, she is on a two-match losing streak. Rybakina reached the semifinals of the Chicago Fall Classic but had to withdraw with an injury while trailing Ons Jabeur 4-6, 2-3. In the next tournament at Indian Wells, Rybakina was ousted by Yulia Putintseva in her opening match.
The Olympic semifinalist also reached the final four stage at Eastbourne but is yet to reach a final this season, having featured in five of them last season.
Seeded No. 7, the 22-year-old Kazakh brings a 33-22 record into the tournament. She has winning career record on all surfaces and will be hoping to go deep in this tournament.
Vondrousova In Good Form
Facing Rybakina will be the Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova who too reached the semifinals of the Chicago Fall Classic, but couldn’t take the court due to illness, allowing Garbine Muguruza a free pass to the final. And just like Rybakina, Vondrousova was also knocked out of her opening round match at Indian Wells, with Viktorija Golubic beating her in three.
The Olympic silver medallist is 29-18 this season and has been particularly good on hard surfaces. Since making the final in Tokyo, she reached the quarterfinals at the Chicago Women’s Open, the semifinals in Luxembourg and the semifinals at the Chicago 500. She also featured in the semifinals of the Yarra Valley Classic at the start of the season.
The 2019 Roland Garros runner-up, making her debut in Moscow, faces a tough opponent first up. Can she start on a winning note?
Rybakina v Vondrousova Prediction and Tip
Expect this to be a very close contest with the seeded Rybakina edging past the Czech into the next round.