TennisSection previews the 2021 US Open as Victoria Azarenka takes on Tereza Martincova in the Round of 128 on Monday, August 30th, 2021.
Will Victoria Azarenka go through? Will Tereza Martincova pull off the upset? This match will be an interesting one, where we will see if Mertens can regroup and show she can be dangerous this year. Who will move on to the Round of 64 at the 2021 US Open?
Victoria Azarenka has been playing alright, despite getting destroyed by Barty in Cincinnati and going down to Sabalenka in Toronto in a less than favorable fashion, she’s been playing decent and is definitely the favorite to win this match. Much like her Belarusian peer, she loves to play with power, and I think that if she serves well, she’ll be able to back up that power quite well and set up many points to be in an advantageous situation. Tereza Martincova hasn’t been playing bad tennis either, so I foresee that while there could be a little bit of turbulence, Azarenka should get through it pretty easily and get a solid win that showcases her excellent serving and power to head through to the Round of 64 at the 2021 US Open.
Tereza Martincova has been playing okay, but definitely not good enough to give too much trouble to Victoria Azarenka, who is ranked much higher and still in better form despite not too much better results to show for it. This is also a grand slam, where the top and experienced players are often known to step up. Her opponent is also the finalist of the previous edition of the US Open, so she definitely knows what she’s doing in New York and will be a very hard matchup for Martincova, who will have to play some lights-out tennis if she wants to get through this one. In my eyes, she will have to mostly focus on sitting tight to the baseline and taking the ball early, if she’s able to do this successfully, then she might be able to neutralize a lot of the power and aggression coming from Azarenka and turn some of the points around in her favor, of course this is much easier said than done and will still be a very tough match for her regardless at the 2021 US Open.
Victoria Azarenka and Tereza Martincova have never met before, with this being their first career meeting. It’s an interesting matchup, with one player using power and aggression and the other player using a little bit more finesse and defense to her advantage. Of course, to play defensively against someone like Azarenka isn’t very smart, and thus would give her many easy points. Still, she is not playing too well at the moment and is vulnerable in certain aspects of her game, I expect Martincova to try and find ways around that as she attempts to pull off the upset, but at the end of the day Viktoria will get a win under her belt to go for a spot in the Round of 64 at the 2021 US Open.
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