2021 Wimbledon Championships First Round – Svetlana Kuznetsova vs Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

Where is Svetlana Kuznetsova vs Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove taking place? Svetlana Kuznetsova vs Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove will take place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England

When is Svetlana Kuznetsova vs Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove on and what time does it start? Svetlana Kuznetsova vs Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove will take place on Monday 28th June, 2021 – not before 11:00 (UK) / 06:00 (US EST)

What surface is Svetlana Kuznetsova vs Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove being played on? Svetlana Kuznetsova vs Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove will be played on an outdoor grass court

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What channel is Svetlana Kuznetsova vs Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove on? Coverage of Wimbledon is shared between BBC and Eurosport

Where can I stream Svetlana Kuznetsova vs Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove? If televised on BBC, this match can be streamed live on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website. If the match is televised on Eurosport, subscribers can stream the match live on Eurosport Player

THE LOWDOWN

SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA

35-year-old Svetlana Kuznetsova has struggled for form this season and she lost in the first round of the Eastbourne International last week. The Russian veteran was world number two back in 2007 and she has an incredible 17 WTA titles in total. Her most notable achievements are winning two Grand Slam titles at the 2004 US Open and Roland-Garros in 2009. Now world number 39, Kuznetsova has reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon on four occasions.

LESLEY PATTINAMA-KERKHOVE

29-year-old Lesley Pattinama-Kerkhove comes into Wimbledon looking to pick up her first ever win at a Grand Slam. Her better performances have typically come on hard courts but she did well to come through three rounds of qualifying to reach this stage. This represents another step up in class however and she will need to raise her game another level against Kuznetsova.

THE PREDICTION

Given the form of Svetlana Kuznetsova this season, she is a candidate for suffering an early upset at Wimbledon this week. That said, it is hard to see Lesley Pattinama-Kerkhove having enough in her locker to beat the veteran Russian. Assuming she can motivate herself sufficiently which should not be a problem at SW19, expect Kuznetsova to get the win but she is certainly one to be wary of right now.

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