Match: Barbora Krejcikova (8) vs Garbine Muguruza (9)
Date: 5th September 2021
Round: 4th round (Round of 16)
Venue: New York, USA
Surface: Outdoor hardcourt
Prize money: $40,560,000
Spanish player Gabine Muguruza won his 3rd round match against 2 times Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka on Saturday and booked her space in the second week of 2021 edition of US Open. She will now face the challenge of Barbora Krejcikova who rechaed the 4th round after defeating Kamila Rakhimova.
The Spaniard Muguruza is in the most challenging draw and she has shown impressive performance. She won two tight games against Donna Vekic and Andrea Petkovic in the first two rounds. In the 3rd round match against the Belarussian, Muguruza was looking great on serve heading. This was her biggest test so far and she passed it with a stunning show. The scoreline of Muguruza and Azarenka match was 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.
On the other hand, the Czech player Barbora Krejcikova is playing her first ever US Open singles main draw. She failed to qualify for the final round in her first five appearances but now she has qualified for the 4th round of US-Open 2021 without dropping a single set. Krejcikova is showing no mercy to her opponents this time as she has only lost two serves in three matches. She will try to carry the momentum deeper in her next game against Muguruza.
Barbora Krejcikova vs Garbine Muguruza head-to-head
Both Barbora Krejcikova and Garbine Muguruza have met twice previously and both are at 1-1 deadlock. Just recently, Krejcikova won a three-set match against Muguruza at Western & Southern Open. Muguruza has shown strong character this week and though she has not a very good record at US Open but this time she is looking different. She will sense a huge opportunity to break past the 4th round hurdle at US Open. On the other hand, the Czech is a master at redirecting balls as well as mixing up the shots. Both the players have come up with some impressive performances in US Open and it will be a very close match.