Nadia Podoroska vs. Marketa Vondrousova - 2021 WTA Yarra Valley Classic Quarter-Final
Thursday, February 4 2021
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An unusual suspect comes up against Marketa Vondrousova in the quarterfinals of the 2021 WTA Yarra Valley Classic on Thursday, February 4th 2021 as she meets Nadia Podoroska. Will Podoroska be able to complete another upset here at the Yarra Valley Classic or will Vondrousova finally stop her?
Nadia Podoroska came through an incredible match in the third round as she met the heavy favourite Petra Kvitova and won in 3 sets 5-7/6-1/7-6(7). Podoroska was really not expected to get anywhere after she lost that first set, but she was able to really put her foot down and make sure she did not give up easily. Podoroska will know that she will have yet another tough opponent in the quarterfinals, but I am sure she is ready to meet Marketa Vondrousova and give her a strong challenge. Will she, however, be able to cause another upset in the quarterfinals?
Marketa Vondrousova also came through a tough 3-set match in the third round, beating the Russian Vera Zvonareva 7-6(4)/6-7(4)/6-4. Vondrousova was not playing her best in the first two sets, but in the third set she was able to find her mojo, allowing her to get ahead in the set and eventually win the match. Vondrousova will have watched her opponents match and she will definitely be wary of a potential upset. Will Vondrousova come out firing from the get go in order to prevent any potential upset, or will she take some time to get her mojo as she did in the third round?
This is going to be the second meeting between both players, with Marketa Vondrousova leading the head to head 1-0. They are very similar players in the sense that they will fight for every single point like it is a championship point, however, if I have to choose who I believe will have the better game on the day to book their spot in the semifinals here at the 2021 WTA Yarra Valley Classic, I will have to go with Marketa Vondrousova. Vondrousova has a more expansive game than Podoroska, and she will definitely take advantage of the wholes in her game which Petra Kvitova was not able to do.