Fixture: Garbine Muguruza vs Marketa Vondrousova
Date: 6 February 2021
Tournament: Yarra Valley Classic 2021
Venue: Melbourne, Australia
Category: WTA 500
Surface: Outdoor hardcourt
Prize money: $565,530
Match timing: 12:30 pm local time, 7.00 am IST
Live telecast: USA - ESPN / Tennis Channel
Garbine Muguruza vs Marketa Vondrousova preview
Up next for the Spaniard is the Czech youngster Marketa Vondrousova, who returned to a WTA semifinal after enduring a poor season in 2020.
Vondrousova, who had her breakthrough run at the 2019 French Open, has struggled to sustain her good form in recent times. The Czech has battled through injury issues and a loss of form but will look to turn her fortunes around in the new season.
She entered the Yarra Valley Classic having lost to Hsieh Su-Wei in her season opener, but has done better in Melbourne. Vondrousova will need to bring her signature variety to keep Muguruza from getting into the groove.
Garbine Muguruza vs Marketa Vondrousova head-to-head
The two players have never crossed paths on the main tour before, so their current head-to-head stands at a 0-0 deadlock.
Garbine Muguruza vs Marketa Vondrousova prediction
Garbine Muguruza has been playing some solid tennis all week. The former World No. 1 will be on a high after beating Sofia Kenin for the first time in three meetings.
The two-time Grand Slam champion has looked sharp all week and has dropped only nine games in three matches. Considering her form, the aggressive Muguruza is a heavy favorite to come out on top in this encounter.
For Marketa Vondrousova, the key will be to try and find in-roads into the Muguruza service games. The southpaw will have to make smart use of her drop shots and court craft, otherwise, the Spaniard is likely to power through this match.
Prediction: Garbine Muguruza to win in straight sets