French Open 2021 Day 7: Women’s Schedule and Predictions for Sofia Kenin vs Jessica Pegula and Others

Published 06/04/2021, 10:21 AM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 31, 2021 Sofia Kenin of the U.S. in action during her first round match against Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko REUTERS/Christian Hartmann


As the first week of the French Open 2021 comes to an end, there are some alluring matches to be played in the third round of the women’s section. Those matches are scheduled to take place on Saturday, and the winners will cross the first hurdle and make it to the second week. 

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Some of the matches tomorrow will involve players like Coco Gauff, Elina Svitolina, Iga Swiatek, and Sofia Kenin. The first match involves an all-American battle between teenager Coco Gauff and Jennifer Brady. 

Tennis – WTA Premier 5 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 13, 2021 Cori Gauff of the U.S. celebrates winning her third round match against Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Coco Gauff vs Jennifer Brady

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Both players are in good form and will surely test out each other’s skills tomorrow. They have faced each other once and the match was won by Brady, which was played on a hard court. 

As this next battle will be on clay, it will be interesting to see how things turn out. The teenager has registered some eyecatching results during the recent clay-court events. 

Prediction: Coco Gauff to win in three sets. 

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Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 3, 2021 Sloane Stephens of the U.S. in action during her second round match against Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Sloane Stephens vs Karolina Muchova

The American athlete and the Czech international have never competed against each other. Tomorrow will be the first time these players will face each other. 

After the Australian Open, Muchova has not played much tennis. Although, in Madrid, she beat the likes of Naomi Osaka and Maria Sakkari. 

On the other hand, Sloane Stephens has overcome tricky opponents in the first two matches in Paris. She will compete in the third round with confidence. 

Prediction: Sloane Stephens to win in three sets. 

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Tennis – WTA 500 – Stuttgart Open – Porsche-Arena, Stuttgart, Germany – April 24, 2021 Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina in action during her semi final match against Australia’s Ashleigh Barty Pool via REUTERS/Marijan Murat

Barbora Krejcikova vs Elina Svitolina

Both players will be facing each other for the first time. They have registered impressive wins in the first couple of matches. However, Elina Svitolina will be the favorite to win their duel tomorrow. 
 
Prediction: Elina Svitolina to win in two sets. 

Sofia Kenin vs Jessica Pegula 

The American duo is familiar with each other’s games. Having played against each other on three occasions, they have an idea of what to expect. So far, Pegula leads the tie 2:1. 
 
However, Kenin being a former champion at the French Open, will be considered the favorite. In her opening round match, she registered a win against former French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko. 
 
Prediction: Sofia Kenin to win in three sets. 
 
Tennis – WTA Premier 5 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 16, 2021 Poland’s Iga Swiatek in action during her final match against Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Maria Sakkari vs Elise Mertens 

Amongst all the matches, these two athletes have faced each other on several occasions. They have played seven times and the Belgian leads the tie 4:3.
 
However, out of those seven matches, six were played on hard courts and the one match played on clay was won by the Greek player. So far in the tournament, Sakkari has managed to win her matches more smoothly as compared to Mertens. 
 
Prediction: Maria Sakkari to win in three sets
 

Anett Kontaveit vs Iga Swiatek

This match promises to be an exciting contest. They have faced each other twice previously, and both those results have gone in favor of the Estonian player.
 
However, those matches were played on hard courts which is not the Polish players’ preferred surface. 
 
Anett will have the psychological edge, but it will be the defending champion who will edge the debate as to the favorite. Playing on clay is different as compared to hardcourt circumstances. 
 
Prediction: Iga Swiatek to win in three sets. 
 
It will be interesting to how events turn out tomorrow. There could be a possibility to see matches between Sloane Stephens and Elina Svitolina or there may be a match between Sofia Kenin and Maria Sakkari.
 
Nonetheless, there will be intriguing matches in the fourth round. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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