TennisSection previews the 2021 Wimbledon Championships as Elena Rybakina takes on Kristina Mladenovic in the Round of 128 on Tuesday, June 29th 2021.
Will Kristina Mladenovic be able to cause the slight upset? Will Elena Rybakina maintain her fitness and back up great results on the grass? It should make for an exciting encounter to see where Elena Rybakina is at after her back problems just a few days prior to Wimbledon. Will Rybakina be able to recover and prevail to the Round of 64 at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships?
Elena Rybakina comes into this tournament with some confidence, but also some cause to worry. A few days before the start of Wimbledon, Rybakina had back problems against Jelena Ostapenko in the semifinals, losing 8 out of the last 9 games to be knocked out of the tournament. If her fitness is in check, and her back isn’t giving her problems, I expect Elena to get through Kristina Mladenovic with relative ease, and to be able to carry the momentum throughout the 2021 Wimbledon Championships.
Kristina Mladenovic is going into Wimbledon this year with not as much confidence as she would like. With some trouble on the WTA Tour this year, she will need to play at her very best, and assuming Elena Rybakina is fit and healthy, her chances seem slim to be able to move on to the Round of 64 at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships.
Elena Rybakina and Kristina Mladenovic have never met before, with this being their first career meeting. This leaves the door open for what could possibly happen come Monday. Elena Rybakina remains the favorite on paper, but if she isn’t at 100% and her opponent has a good day, Kristina Mladenovic can absolutely get through to the Round of 64 at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships.
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