TennisSection previews the 2021 WTA Madrid Open as Elina Svitolina (4) meets Jil Teichmann in the First Round on Thursday, April 29th, 2021.
Will Jil Teichmann be able to show everyone that she is a very underrated player on the WTA Tour by causing the upset? Will Elina Svitolina bounce back after a tough loss last week at the Stuttgart Open? This is going to be a very tight match, with both players having a strong chance of winning it. But only one will. Who will it be?
Jil Teichmann has not played much recently on the ATP Tour, with her last match being over one month ago in the First Round of the 2021 Miami Masters. Jil Teichmann is ranked 40th in the world, but no one really knows much about her, and this is because her game is not really something which is outstanding, but rather a consistently solid game. Jil Teichmann has beaten some very big names in the WTA Tour in 2021, such as Petra Kvitova, but she will now have to ensure her game is at its best on clay as she looks to knock out a top seed, Elina Svitolina, in the First Round of the 2021 WTA Madrid Open.
Elina Svitolina was so close, but yet so far to making the Final of the 2021 Stuttgart Open last week, losing in the Semi-finals to the eventual champion, Ashleigh Barty, in 3 tight sets 6-3/(5)6-7/2-6. The result, although a loss, should be looked at from a positive standpoint for Elina Svitolina as she had not really had some strong victories under her belt in 2021, except for some top ranked players who were also playing inconsistently. Elina Svitolina will want to come out here at the 2021 WTA Madrid Open, and get her campaign off to a strong start by beating Jil Teichmann.
Elina Svitolina and Jil Teichmann have met 1 time before, with Elina Svitolina leading the head to head 1-0. They met last year in the Quarter-finals of the Strasbourg Open where Elina Svitolina won in straight sets 6-4/6-3. This is going to be a very tight match, however, I think that Elina Svitolina will come out here very determined to bounce back from her tough loss last week. It is time that Elina Svitolina shows some strong results in big tournaments, and I believe she has a strong chance of doing this at the 2021 WTA Madrid Open.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Elina Svitolina to Win.