TennisSection previews the 2021 WTA Madrid Open as Kiki Bertens (7) meets Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva in the First Round on Thursday, April 29th, 2021.
Will Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva be able to get one of the biggest wins of her career under her belt by defeating Kiki Bertens? Or will the 2019 WTA Madrid Open Champion begin her title defence off to a very strong start as she looks to show everyone she is still near her best? 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?
Victoria Jimenez Katintseva will be so happy to be in the main draw of such a big WTA Tour tournament here at the 2021 WTA Madrid Open. Ranked 901, Victoria is a young girl who has been able to win the Young Girls Australian Open title this year, making a strong name for herself amongst the next generation of WTA Tour players. However, Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva will have to ensure she is at an even higher level in her game play as she meets the defending champion here at the 2021 WTA Madrid Open in Kiki Bertens. Will Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva be able to cause the shocking upset?
Kiki Bertens will be looking to get her title defence off strongly here at the 2021 WTA Madrid Open to give herself the best chance to show everyone that she is still one of the best players on the WTA Tour. Kiki Bertens has not really had much success in 2021, losing 3 out of the 4 matches she has played. However, Kiki loves to play on clay more than other surfaces, and she will feel right at home here in Madrid and ready to give it her best shot. Kiki will probably struggle in the first couple of matches to get her game up to speed, especially against a player like Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva, but once she is feeling the surface well, she will keep on improving to her best game.
Kiki Bertens and Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva have never met before, with this being their first meeting on the WTA Tour. I expect this to be a very tight match as both players are looking to get to their best level. However, I think that Kiki Bertens’ motivation will be much higher thank Viktoria Jimenez Kasintseva here at the 2021 WTA Madrid Open since she is the defending champion. Kiki Bertens is of course not at the level she used to play at, but she will come through this tight match in the end.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Kiki Bertens to Win.