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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a
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