Ashleigh Barty vs Elina Svitolina Odds & Info
|Game||Ashleigh Barty vs Elina Svitolina|
|Date & Time||Thursday April 1, 2021, 10:00 AM (EDT)|
Hard Rock Stadium Miami, USA
In the semifinals of the 2021 WTA Miami Open in the USA, Ashleigh Barty is set to play against Elina Svitolina from Ukraine.
Ashleigh Barty is the top seed at this tournament and the Australian superstar has been in outstanding touch since arriving in Miami. In the previous round of the tournament, Ashleigh Barty defeated Aryna Sabalenka in 3 sets. During the win, Barty impressed with her serving as she won 71% of her service points which allowed her to win all of her service games. Ashleigh Barty also won 2 return games during the win. This is a big tournament for Barty and she must continue to produce her best tennis if she wishes to make the final and challenge for the title.
On the other side of the coin, Elina Svitolina enters this match having won her previous outing in straight sets. Svitolina won with some comfort as she managed to win 67% of her service games and 7 return games. It has been a strong tournament for Elina Svitolina as she has already defeated the likes of Ekaterina Alexandrova and Petra Kvitova. This is expected to be a very tough challenge for Elina Svitolina but she should be confident considering her form at this event.
Ashleigh Barty and Elina Svitolina have played each other 6 times in the past with Svitolina winning on 5 occasions and Barty winning once. The most recent match between these two players was 2019 at the WTA Championship where Barty won in straight sets. Svitolina last defeated Barty in 2019 at the Indian Wells Masters. That match was won in straight sets by Elina Svitolina.
Free Tennis Pick:
This should be a close match between two elite players. With that in mind, I am going to pick Elina Svitolina to win this match. Svitolina has the better head-to-head record and I see that being a big factor in such a close fixture. I see Svitolina winning in 3 sets.