WTA Mutua Madrid Open 2021 Bracket and Draw: Naomi Osaka to Potentially Lock Horns With Simo Halep, Ashleigh Barty Seeks a Tough Path

Published 04/27/2021, 7:15 AM EDT
Mar 29, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Naomi Osaka of Japan hits a backhand against Elise Mertens of Belgium (not pictured) in the fourth round in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports


After the successful completion of the Monte Carlo Masters 2021, it’s time for the Mutua Madrid Open 2021. The Masters 1000 tournament will begin on April 30, 2021, and will extend till May 9, 2021. From the WTA side, Naomi Osaka and Ashleigh Barty will be the big names competing at the event.

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The WTA’s draw for the Mutua Madrid Open 2021 is out, and fans will witness some exciting clashes right from the start. World No.1 Ashleigh Barty, who recently won the Stuttgart Open, will start as the top-seeded player.

Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep, and Elina Svitolina will begin as the second, third, and fourth seed respectively at the Madrid Open.

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There are some first-round matches that will surely be intriguing to watch. In one of such matches, Garbine Muguruza will take on Sloane Stephens. Another exciting match will feature Jennifer Brady going head-to-head against Venus Williams.

It’s been a long wait for the fans to see their favorite players back in Madrid since the event couldn’t take place last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thus, Kiki Bertens and Novak Djokovic are still defending champions of the tournament.

Naomi Osaka can face Karolina Pliskova in the quarter-finals of the Mutua Madrid Open 2021

Tennis – Australian Open – Women’s Singles Final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 20, 2021, Japan’s Naomi Osaka in action during her final match against Jennifer Brady of the U.S. REUTERS/Kelly Defina

By looking at the draw, one can also predict the potential quarter-finals at the Madrid Open 2021. Fans will be exhilarated as the World No.2 Osaka might face Karolina Pliskova in the quarters. If she manages to win, she’ll face Simona Halep in the semis of the tournament. On the other hand, Barty will draw against the defending champion Bertens if both manage to reach the quarters.

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The most interesting quarter-final match will be one featuring World No.3 Halep and the ruthless Sabalenka. Keeping all these scenarios in mind, it’ll be hard for anyone to make any predictions right now.

The ATP’s draw will also be out soon. Fans are eagerly waiting for the tournament to begin after seeing the potential clashes. Will Osaka be able to win her maiden Masters 1000 tournament on clay in Madrid this year?

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