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Miami Open 2022: Elina Svitolina vs Heather Watson Match Prediction, Head-To-Head, Preview And Livestream

Elina Svitolina is the World No. 20 and Heather Watson is ranked 115 in the world.

In the second round of the 2022 Miami Open, Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina will face Heather Watson of the United Kingdom.

Svitolina had a rocky start to the year, with a loss in Adelaide and a 6-0, 6-2 defeat at the Australian Open at the hands of Victoria Azarenka. She then had early exits in Dubai and Doha as well. Afterwards, the Russian Invasion of her homeland took a toll on her mental health. Despite this, she made it to the quarterfinals in Monterrey. This was followed by a poor showing in Indian Wells, where she was eliminated in the first round.
Nonetheless, the Ukrainian will be hoping to make a strong recovery in the Miami Open in 2022.

Currently, ranked 115 Heather Watson has had a rough start to the season. Her win-loss record is 2-4, with losses in Monterrey, Indian Wells, Dubai, and Doha in the early rounds. The Brit, however, began her campaign in Miami by defeating Arantxa Rus. She came back from a set and a break behind to win the match 6-7(5), 7-5, 6-4.

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Elina Svitolina vs Heather Watson: Match Details

  • Tournament: Miami Open 2022.
  • Date: 24th March 2022.
  • Venue: Miami, Florida, USA.
  • Surface: Outdoor Hardcourt.
  • Round: Round of 64.
  • Category: WTA 1000.
  • Prize money: $8,584,055.

Elina Svitolina vs Heather Watson: Head-To-Head Records Till Date

Elina Svitolina and Heather Watson will be pitted against each other for the fifth time. The head-to-head record is 2-2, with 1-0 on hard.

The last time that they squared off, Svitolina won 6-2 5-7 6-3 in the 1st round in Birmingham back in 2017.

Elina Svitolina vs Heather Watson: Who Will Win The Match ?

Considering her ranking and advantage on the Head-To-Head records, Svitolina will enter the match being the overwhelming favourite.

Both players have suffered terribly this season, and neither has a lot of confidence. But, when it comes to Svitolina, she is a good hard court player, and her return game could be a weapon against Watson, who doesn’t have the best serve.

Our Prediction: Elina Svitolina will win in three sets.

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Elina Svitolina’s Last 3 Performances

  • Indian Wells 2022: Round of 64- Harriet Dart d. Svitolina (2-6, 6-3, 6-3).
  • Monterrey: Quarterfinals- Camila Osorio d. Svitolina (1-6, 7-5, 7-6(5).
  • Monterrey: Round of 16- Svitolina d. Viktoriya Tomova (7-6(3), 3-6, 6-2).

Heather Watson’s Last 3 Performances

  • Miami Open 2022: Round of 128- Watson d. Arantxa Rus (6-7(5), 7-5, 6-4).
  • Indian Wells: Round of 128- Tereza Martincova d. Watson (6-2, 6-1).
  • Indian Wells: Qualifiers 2- Watson d. Mai Hontama (4-6, 6-2, 6-1).

Elina Svitolina vs Heather Watson: Broadcasting And Livestreaming Details

However, all of the action will be broadcasted live for spectators in the following countries, on the following networks and websites:

  • USA: Viewers in the United States can catch all the action on Tennis Channel.
  • UK: Enthusiasts in the United Kingdom can watch the action live on Amazon Prime Video.
Pritha Ghosh
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Hailing from the City Of Joy, Pritha has been an ardent tennis fan since she was a child. She admires Stefi Graf, Naomi Osaka and Rafael Nadal and also adores the proficiency of their crafts. Currently, she is pursuing her Bachelor's in Botany from the University of Calcutta and looking forward to utilising her tennis writing abilities more.

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