TennisSection previews the 2021 US Open as Barbora Krejcikova takes on Astra Sharma in the Round of 128 on Monday, August 30th, 2021.
Will Barbora Krejcikova go through? Will Astra Sharma pull off the upset? This match will be an interesting one, where we will see one of the most in-form players on the WTA Tour and see if she has the level to go all the way in New York. Who will move on to the Round of 64 at the 2021 US Open?
Barbora Krejcikova has been in some superb form, after winning the French Open this year, she made it to the fourth round of Wimbledon only bowing out to world number one Ashleigh Barty, winning a tournament, and then once again losing to Barty in the quarterfinals of Cincinnati. So, since winning her maiden grand slam title, she’s only lost twice and they’ve both been to the best player in the world. She is in some blistering form, and I expect her to open great against Astra Sharma, the courts at the US Open are playing real fast this year, and she’s already shown a high level of tennis in Cincinnati, so I expect nothing less than a great showing, using her incredibly accurate and powerful groundstrokes to get some momentum going and her confidence rolling, as she plays to move on to the Round of 64 at the 2021 US Open.
Astra Sharma will have a very tough match ahead of her here, as I’ve already outlined, Barbora Krejcikova is playing some serious tennis, so to take her down she will either need to hope for a slump, which is rather unlikely, or to play some really aggressive and consistent tennis, which is just as unlikely if not more. She hasn’t been doing particularly well at the tournaments she has been competing in, so this match against the eight seed will be a very difficult one. She will definitely have to be weary of what she’s doing on serve, as that’s been a vulnerable part of her game recently and will likely be taken advantage of by a player such good as Krejcikova, let’s see if she can manage to play anywhere near the level of Krejcikova to challenge her for a spot in the 2021 US Open.
Barbora Krejcikova and Astra Sharma have never met before, with this being their first career meeting. They’ve never met before, but I suspect with each players current form and ranking, and of course the results to back them up, Krejcikova is an extremely heavy favorite and should get a nice, easy win to kick off her campaign here at the 2021 US Open. I think she’s definitely a dark horse this tournament, while she does have incredible results recently as I’ve mentioned, I still don’t see her talked about too much, and so I definitely do see her playing some really good tennis this tournament and making an amazing run, starting off with an easy win to move on to the Round of 64 at the 2021 US Open.
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