TennisSection previews the 2021 WTA Madrid Open as Ashleigh Barty (1) meets Tamara Zidansek in the Second Round on Saturday, May 1st, 2021.
Will Tamara Zidansek be able to cause yet another upset here at the 2021 WTA Madrid Open as she looks to knock out the top seed? Will Ashleigh Barty continue to cruise on the clay as she looks to continue dominating all of her opponents on the WTA Tour in 2021? Both players will come out here and give it their all, but only one will win. Who will it be?
Tamara Zidansek was able to beat the always tough Su-Wei Hsieh in the First Round in straight sets 6-2/6-4 in a match which not many believed she would win. Tamara Zidansek is not a very well known player but she has had a very strong start to 2021, going 9-7 in her matches and continuously raising her level. Tamara Zidansek is a short player and she has to always fight for everything, and I am sure this will be exactly the same as she now meets the best WTA Tour player in the world in Ashleigh Barty.
Ashleigh Barty cruised through her First Round match, beating the tough American, Shelby Rogers, in straight sets 6-2/6-1. Ashleigh Barty is continuing to play with extreme confidence after her title win last week at the Stuttgard Open, and I am very sure she knows she can continue to dominate the remainder of the 2021 clay-court season, especially here at the 2021 WTA Madrid Open. You have to remember that Ashleigh Barty has won Roland Garros and she has a game style, of slice backhands, and a lot of spin, which continuously keeps her opponents on their feet. Ashleigh will want to continue cruising here, and not let the likes of Tamara Zidansek get the best of her.
Ashleigh Barty and Tamara Zidansek have never met before, with this being their first meeting on the WTA Tour. Both players are very similar in terms of age and stature, but their game styles are very different. Ashleigh Barty is a multi-dimensional player who can continuously change her style to suit the opponent she is playing. On the other hand, Tamara Zidansek only has one playing style, which when it is understood by her opponents, it can be beaten. I don’t expect this to be a long match as the World No.1, and most in form player at the moment, Ashleigh Barty will win this match in straight sets at the 2021 WTA Madrid Open.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Ashleigh Barty in 2 Sets.