Australian tennis superstar, Ashleigh Barty is set to play at the 2021 WTA US Open where she will be the number 1 seed. Barty will start her tournament against Vera Zvonareva from Russia.
Vera Zvonareva enters this match having last played at the Cleveland Championship. At the tournament, Vera Zvonareva made it into the second round before being forced to retire. At the age of 36, it is clear that Vera Zvonareva is past her peak in performance but the Russian has managed to have some big performances in recent times and she will be hoping that she can reproduce something similar at this tournament. This is expected to be a tough start to the tournament for Vera Zvonareva as she is playing against an elite player in Ashleigh Barty.
Looking at Ashleigh Barty, the Australian superstar will be hoping that she can continue her elite form and challenge for the title at Flushing Meadows. Barty enters this tournament in elite form as she recently won the Cincinnati Masters. While at Cincinnati, Ashleigh Barty defeated the likes of Angelique Kerber and Victoria Azarenka as she coasted to the title. The US Open is a big tournament and Barty will be optimistic about her chances as she has been in exceptional form.
This will be the first time that Vera Zvonareva and Ashleigh Barty will be playing each other at a WTA tournament. Given there are no prior matches between these two players, both Vera Zvonareva and Ashleigh Barty should be optimistic as they enter this match.