Kasatkina v Juvan Live Stream and Prediction for 2021 Cleveland Open
Seeded Daria Kasatkina will face Slovakia Kaja Juvan in the first round of the 2021 Cleveland Open on Monday, August 23. Get the live streaming options of this Daria Kasatkina vs Kaja Juvan match with her preview, head to head and tips here.
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Daria Kasatkina vs. Kaja Juvan Face to Face
This is the first meeting between the two players on the WTA Tour.
Kasatkina hopes for a break before the US Open
World No.26 Daria Kasatkina has had a pretty remarkable season so far, given that in January she was ranking in the early 1970s.
She made that jump possible after winning the Phillip Island Trophy and St. Petersburg Trophy titles – her first such feat in over two and a half years. Later, 24-year-old Kasatkina also reached the final of the Birmingham Classic where she fell to Ons Jabeur.
The Russian has also delivered a similar performance in recent weeks, most notably at the Silicon Valley Classic in San Jose where she finished second – this time losing to Danielle Collins.
However, in subsequent tournaments of the Canadian Open and Cincinnati Masters, the former top 10 player fell in the early rounds. In fact, there are plenty of such instances in her 2021 season where she succumbed in early matches, often against players far above her.
But here at Tennis in the Land in Cleveland, Kasatkina is starting as a seed and has a relatively comfortable path to the final.
Juvan, fresh from a doubles title in Romania
Unlike Kasatkina who has participated in a handful of US Open tune-up events, this is Kaja Juvan’s first American tournament in recent weeks.
Earlier this month, she competed in the Winners Open in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, where she won the doubles title with Natale Dzalamidze. Juvan also took part in the singles draw but fell in the second round to Anna Karolina Schmiedlova.
Currently ranked No. 111 in the world, the 20-year-old hasn’t had such a phenomenal year although for a short time she was in the top 100. Her big hits include a third round appearance at Wimbledon and Australia. Open where she beat Johanna Konta and Belinda Bencic.
Prediction and tip Kasatkina v Juvan
Kasatkina is much more attuned to American conditions and given her general form, experience and pedigree, she should have no difficulty reaching the second round in Cleveland.
The 2021 Cleveland Open will be played August 23-28. You can watch and bet on these matches here. Get your latest premium tennis predictions here.