- Markéta Vondroušová and Garbiñe Muguruza will go head-to-head in the semifinals of the Chicago Fall Tennis Classic on Saturday
- This will be the second meeting between these two players
- Continue below for odds, preview, and our best bet analysis
The final four has been set in Chicago, and Markéta Vondroušová and Garbiñe Muguruza will face off in one of two semifinal matches on Saturday, October 2nd. The two are set to take to the court at 11 am ET.
Muguruza enters the match as the slight favorite to move onto the finals. The 27-year old has yet to drop a set this tournament, and is coming off a strong win over her quarterfinal opponent. Vondroušová is coming off a three-set battle where she upset American Danielle Collins.
Take a look below for the odds, and a breakdown of how each player made their way to the semis.
Markéta Vondroušová vs Garbiñe Muguruza Chicago Fall Tennis Classic Semifinals Odds
|Markéta Vondroušová||+2.5 (-120)||+105||Ov 21.5 (-120)|
| Garbiñe Muguruza||-2.5 (-120)||-130||Un 21.5 (-120)|
Odds as of October 1st at DraftKings
Vondroušová Upsets Collins
22-year old Vondroušová went on to defeat tenth seed Danielle Collins 6-7(4), 6-0, 7-6(3), in about two and a half hours, to earn a spot in her fourth semifinal of the 2021 season.
The match was a battle from the start, as shown in the first set score. Vondroušová was able to find her serve, and blow past Collins in that second set to force a tiebreaker.
— wta (@WTA) October 1, 2021
Vondroušová recorded 26 winners to 17 unforced errors, while Collins managed 33 winners to 36 unforced errors. Based on those numbers, Collins managed to be the more aggressive player of the two, but with the aggressive play, came the unforced errors, which arguably cost her the match.
The Czech will now look forward to Muguruza, where she’ll have to hope to continue any momentum and confidence she gained from her quarterfinal match.
Muguruza Continues to Dominate in Chicago
Second seed Muguruza has yet to drop a set this week in Chicago. The Spaniard started strong against American Ann Li, who she defeated 6-4, 6-4. She then moved straight through to the quarterfinals when her Round of 16 opponent Victoria Azarenka withdrew from the tournament.
Muguruza most recently defeated Japanese qualifier Mai Hontama 6-3, 6-2, in just an hour and forty minutes, also earning a spot in her fourth semifinal of the season.
Sweet victory 💪
— wta (@WTA) October 1, 2021
Recording 13 winner to her opponents 5, Muguruza was able to outplay her opponent from start to finish.
The Spaniard will now take on Olympic silver medalist Vondroušová, as she continues the hunt for her second title of the season.
This will be the second meeting between these two players. Muguruza currently holds the head-to-head edge with a 1-0 record. Their one and only meeting came earlier this year in the semifinals of the Yarra Valley Classic, where Muguruza won in straight sets, 6-1, 6-0.
Markéta Vondroušová vs Garbiñe Muguruza Head-to-Head Stats
This should be a great match between these players. Vondroušová coming off the win that she had in the quarters, and Muguruza playing the way she’s been. The two should match up against each other well in Chicago.
We do have one match to go off of, which happened earlier this year. It was played on an outdoor hard court, which is this same as this tournament. Once again, both will be relying heavily on their serve to be a big part of their game. But it looks like Muguruza seems to have the slight edge here, given their head-to-head record, and how dominant she’s playing in Chicago this week.
Best Bet: Muguruza (-130)