Jennifer Brady vs Venus Williams: Mutua Madrid Open 2021 Prediction | Preview | H2H Analysis

It is an all-American clash as the 11th seed Jennifer Brady takes on 7-time grand slam champion Venus Williams in an exciting first-round match at the Mutua Madrid Open.

Jennifer Brady vs Venus Williams: Madrid Open Preview

Jennifer Brady is in good form at the moment having won the WTA-500 Stuttgart Open doubles title last week partnering the World number 1 Ashleigh Barty. She was beaten by the defending champion and 7th seed Petra Kvitova in straight sets in the second round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix

On the other hand, Venus Williams is still active on the WTA Tour and pushing hard even at the age of 40. Currently ranked 91, the American last played in the Miami Open last month. 

She lost to Kazakh player Zarina Diyas in straight sets in the first round. It was her earliest exit from the tournament since 1997.

"I am delighted to be able to return to Madrid to begin my clay-court season," said Venus Williams quite pleased to return to the WTA Tour after a one month break from the courts.

Jennifer Brady vs Venus Williams: Head to Head Record

This is the first clash between Jennifer Brady and Venus Williams on the WTA Tour. The winner of this match will face former French Open champions Svetlana Kuznetsova or Jelena Ostapenko in the second round of the WTA-1000 tournament.

Jennifer Brady vs Venus Williams: Mutua Madrid Open Game Analysis

Brady's standout performance this year came in the Australian Open where she finished as the runner-up losing to the third-seeded Naomi Osaka in straight sets. 

The American is on a 3-match losing streak with losses to Anett Kontaveit, Sara Sorribes Tormo, and Kvitova in tournaments in Doha, Miami, and Stuttgart. 

She would have got a good feel of the fast indoor conditions in the clay courts at the Stuttgart Open The World number 14 will have to adapt quickly to the oaring heat on the outdoor courts in Madrid. The balls would move faster as the playing arena is 650 meters above sea level.

Venus Williams  has a poor win-loss record of 2-3 this season and will aim to rediscover her form Out of competitive action for more than a month, the American who is playing on a wild card would look rusty. 

V. Williams had her best performance in the Madrid Open in 2010 when she won the doubles title with her younger sister Serena Williams and also finished as runner-up in the singles losing to Aravane Rezai in straight sets.

This promises to be a mouthwatering clash as are hungry to get back to form after not being at their best in the previous tournaments. Venus will look to test her comfort and fitness on the red dirt and also aim to avoid straining her ankle after suffering a leg injury two months ago in the Australian Open this year.

Jennifer Brady is a big-hitting player who remains mostly on the offense in her matches. However, Venus Williams can unsettle her compatriot's defense by serving out wide. Venus can take full advantage of Brady's poor run on the clay surface (4 losses in a row). 

This match can go down to the wire with marathon games and efficiency in breakpoint conversion deciding the winner. Brady's better first-serve gives her the edge though Venus Williams can give her a tough fight with her all-round game and strong returning from the baseline.

Prediction - Jennifer Brady to win in three sets against Venus Williams

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