TennisSection previews the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as Elina Svitolina takes on Marketa Vondrousova in the Semi-Finals on Thursday, July 29th, 2021.
Will Marketa Vondrousova continue to get big wins under her belt as she aims to make a bigger name for herself in the WTA Tour? Will Elina Svitolina improve on her game as she aims to get closer to one of the biggest accomplishments of her career? Both players can win this match if they are at their best, but only one will make their way to the Final of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Who will it be?
Marketa Vondrousova put on a solid performance in the first set of her Quarter-Final match against Paula Badosa, winning 6-3 before Paula had to retire with an injury. This will both be good and somewhat bad for Marketa coming into this Semi-Final because she will not be tired out from a long and draining match, but she will also not have had the proper training and experience of a tight match to prepare her for a tougher opponent in a much bigger match now, as she meets Elina Svitolina in the Semi-Finals.
Elina Svitolina cruised through her Quarter-Final match against the Italian, Camila Giorgi, beating her in straight sets 6-4/6-4. It was a very good performance from Elina who finally got a match done here in straight sets. Elina has been improving with every match she has played this week and she is now so close to competing for the Gold here in Tokyo, so she will have to use all of her experience as she meets the in form Marketa Vondrousova who is aiming to cause yet another upset here at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Elina Svitolina and Marketa Vondrousova have met 4 times before, with Elina Svitolina leading the head to head 3-1. They always play very tight matches and I expect the same here. Marketa has obviously gotten some big wins under her belt here as she beat the likes of Naomi Osaka. However, when it comes down to the most important matches, it comes down to experience most of the time. Elina is a top level player and she is improving every day in Tokyo as she aims to get into the Final of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Marketa will keep things tight, but Elina will get herself one step closer to glory.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Elina Svitolina to Win.
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