TennisSection previews the 2021 Indian Wells Open as Victoria Azarenka meets Paula Badosa in the Final on Sunday, October 17th, 2021.
Will Paula Badosa make a statement and show everyone that she is a force to be reckoned with as she aims to win her maiden Masters 1000 title? Will Victoria Azarenka come out and show us that experience will help her get a huge win in the last few years of her career? Both players have the game to win it, and they both deserve it, but only one will come out as the 2021 Indian Wells Open Champion. Who will it be?
Paula Badosa has been making a name for herself in 2021, bursting onto the scene this year and going deep into many tournaments. Badosa is a great rallier from the baseline and she is not afraid to take the ball early if she needs to. She definitely has a very bright future ahead as she has proven this year that she is consistent. However, she will need to ensure her consistency and great game does not get disturbed by nerves from this bejng her maiden Masters 1000 Final, as well as the quality if her opponent in Victoria Azarenka.
Victoria Azarenka has played superbly all tournament, showing us the tennis we have been waiting to see for a while from her. Victoria has a great powerful game, being able to either win points quick as she is very accurate, but also stay in long and draining rallies when needed. Victoria will come out here knowing that this might be one of her last few chances to win such a big tournament like Indian Wells, and she will want to bring her A-game as she knows anything less won’t be enough against the likes of Paola Badosa.
Victoria Azarenka and Paula Badosa have never met before, with this being their first meeting on the WTA Tour. Paula Badosa has had a great year and she should be proud of her accomplishments. Victoria has had a good year as well, but she’s only recently started to pick up the pace. I expect a tight match where long rallies will be played, and the winner will be the one who is most likely more willing to take the ball early and try and hit winners fast. Paula definitely has that in her arsenal, but Victoria has the experience and she will not be afraid of the moment. It will be tight, but I expect the experienced Victoria Azarenka to get the job done and come out as the 2021 Indian Wells Champion.
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