Wimbledon 2021: 5 big matches in women’s singles to watch out for in the first round- The women’s singles draw was released on Friday and we are in for a real treat from the get-go at All England Tennis Club on Monday and Tuesday. Here are some juicy opening match-ups- Ash Barty vs Navarro, Sasnovich vs Serena Williams, Barbora Krejcikova vs Clara Tauson, Bianca Andreescu vs Alize Cornet, Iga Swiatek vs Hsieh Su-Wei.
Wimbledon 2021: Ash Barty vs Navarro
Women’s singles World No.1 Ash Barty will be up against Carlo Suarez Navarro in the opening round match of Wimbledon 2021. The Aussie will look forward to a good start against her Spanish competitor in her quest for her maiden Wimbledon title. She has never made it past round 4 in the London showpiece event. Navarro, on the other hand, has failed to do well in her last few outings in Grand Slam. Thus, this match is also unlikely to last long and could end in favor of Barty.
Wimbledon 2021: Aliaksandra Sasnovich vs Serena Williams
Women’s Tennis legend Serena Williams will begin a quest for record 24th Grand Slam against Aliaksandra Sasnovich. The latter had last made it to the second round of the Wimbledon. Her Grand Slam best came when she reached the semifinals of the US Open 2019. Serena Williams’ form is a big concern heading into the match and she is clearly not the favorite to win the contest. However, she has a good chance of winning the title by bringing her A-game in absence of defending champion Simona Halep and 4-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka.
Wimbledon 2021: Barbora Krejcikova vs Clara Tauson
French Open 2021 singles and doubles Barbora Krejcikova will be bidding for her second straight title when she will take the court against Denish player Clara Tauson in the opening round of the Wimbledon 2021. The latter will only be making her Wimbledon double while Krejcikova will be looking to continue her blistering form in the year’s third grand slam. The 25-year-old had defeated the likes of Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, M Sakkari, Coco Gauff, Sloane Stephens to win the French Open 2021.
Wimbledon 2021: Bianca Andreescu vs Alize Cornet
In what comes as a rematch of round 2 of the Berlin grass-court event, the fifth-seeded Bianca Andreescu will look to avenge her defeat against Alize Cornet in the opener at Wimbledon. Cornet has previously shocked Serena Williams in the round of 3 of The Championships in 2014. She is heading into Wimbledon after a narrow loss to Victoria Azarenka in round 2 of the Hamburg Open. Andreescu, on the other hand, is a 2019 US Open champion with only one previous experience at Wimbledon. She has played a mere three Tour-level main draws on the grass court in hr career. The duo are passionate competitors which make for an exciting match-up.
Wimbledon 2021: Iga Swiatek vs Hsieh Su-Wei
The 2020 French Open champion Iga Swiatek will be making her second main draw appearance in Wimbledon. She will have to figure out a way to solve the puzzle that is Hsieh Su-Wei. The Polish lead the head-to-head record after their single meeting at Roland Garros last year. Hsieh is coming on the back of six straight losses but can turn around her fortune in the upcoming event.
For more sports news, Wimbledon LIVE updates, follow us at insidesport.co