Shelby Rogers vs. Elina Svitolina - 2021 Miami Open Second Round
Thursday, March 25th 2021
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Elina Svitolina (5) meets Shelby Rogers in the second round of the 2021 Miami Open on Thursday, March 25th 2021.
Will Shelby Rogers be able to continue performing strongly here in Miami by causing a big upset against Elina Svitolina, or will Elina Svitolina come out her in her known dominant fashion?
Elina Svitolina will be looking to improve her 2021 season by getting some positive victories under her belt here in Miami. Svitolina has not had much success ass of recent as she has not been able to maintain the consistency we are used to seeing her play with. Svitolina, when on top of her game, is nearly unstoppable on the WTA Tour, and she will be definitely regaining that form at some point in 2021. Svitolina can definitely win the title here in Miami if she does find that form, but will she be able to as she meets a very tough Shelby Rogers in the second round?
Shelby Rogers was able to come through her fellow American, Madison Brengle, in the first round, beating her in straight sets 6-3/6-3. It was never a tight match as Rogers was able to hold her serve quite convincingly and she only had to save 3 break points throughout the entire match. Brengle was terrible on her first serve, and this was really the difference maker here. Rogers is a very tough opponent to come up against, but will she be able to beat one of the best in the world in Elina Svitolina in this second round encounter at the Miami Open?
This is going to be the third meeting between both players, with Elina Svitolina leading the head to head 2-0. It is definitely going to be a very tight match as Elina Svitolina looks to get used to the court. However, once she does, I see her running away with the match. Elina Svitolina is the much better player in this encounter, and any other result than an Elina Svitolina victory will be absolutely shocking. Elina Svitolina to win and make her way to the third round of the Miami Open.