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Sparks will fly as Ekaterina Alexandrova and Belinda Bencic go up against each other on Sunday. Which of these players will secure a place in the fourth round of the Miami Open?
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Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Belinda Bencic – Match Predictions
As Ekaterina Alexandrova and Belinda Bencic go head-to-head for the sixth time in their respective careers, these are our predictions and tips for this match
Belinda Bencic to Win Whilst Dropping a Set
This should be an interesting fixture between two players ranked inside the top 20. It’s worth mentioning that Ekaterina Alexandrova has struggled to find her best form in recent weeks; as she suffered four losses in her last six singles matches.
On the other hand, Belinda Bencic has won two singles titles so far this year. Furthermore, Bencic won the last two meetings between these players, and currently leads their head-to-head at 3-2. Interestingly, Ekaterina Alexandrova won at least one set in three of her last four meetings with Belinda Bencic; and while we expect her to lose this match, we believe she’ll do just enough to win a set.
At Least 21 Total Games
We believe that 20.5 is a little low for two players who are ranked in the top 20 of the WTA rankings. Ekaterina Alexandrova and Belinda Bencic have both had their fair share of struggles recently, and we don’t expect this to be a one-sided contest. With that in mind, we are fairly confident that this match will end in three sets, and it’ll go comfortably over 20.5 games.
Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Belinda Bencic Preview
Now we’ve gotten our Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Belinda Bencic predictions out of the way, let’s see how these players have fared in recent weeks.
Ekaterina Alexandrova kicked off her Miami Open campaign against Taylor Townsend, and she needed three sets in order to defeat the American. This will be a tricky fixture for Alexandrova, as she lost her last two encounters with Belinda Bencic. Can she book a place in the round of 16 today?
On the other hand, Belinda Bencic faced former US Open finalist Leylah Annie Fernandez in the previous round of this competition. She completely dominated the Canadian, converting five of six break points in a 6-1, 6-1 victory. Bencic will set her sights on a third consecutive win over Ekaterina Alexandrova.
Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Belinda Bencic Head to Head
Over the last four years, Ekaterina Alexandrova and Belinda Bencic have faced off five times across three different surfaces. The Swiss player leads the head-to-head, 3-2. It’s also worth pointing out that Bencic won the last two skirmishes between these players.
- 09/04/22 Bencic won 2-0 (Charleston, Clay)
- 18/06/21 Bencic won 2-1 (Berlin, Grass)
- 22/04/21 Alexandrova won 2-0 (Stuttgart, Clay)
- 25/06/19 Alexandrova won 2-1 (Eastbourne, Grass)
- 12/03/19 Bencic won 2-0 (Indian Wells, Outdoor Hard)
Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Belinda Bencic Match Details
- On which surface will this match be played? This match will be played on an outdoor hard court.
- Who do the bookies favour ahead of this match? Belinda Bencic
- Where can I watch the Miami Open 2023 in the UK? This match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom