Van Uytvanck vs. Radwanska
|Date & Time||Thursday June 1, 2017, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
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Agnieszka Radwanska and Alison Van Uytvanck meet in the second round of the 2017 French Open.
Agnieszka Radwanska is coming off a straight sets win over Fiona Ferro that took 14 games to decide. In the victory, Radwanska won 82 percent of her first serve points and 43 percent of her second serve points. Radwanska may have had the easiest match for anybody in the opening round, as she lost just two games and had just six unforced errors. Winning 65 percent of her total service points is going to get Radwanska very far in this tournament if she can stay in that form against better competition. Radwanska has been bounced before the third round of a grand slam twice since 2015. Radwanska has won four of her last five matches on clay court.
Alison Van Uytvanck is coming off a straight sets win over Naomi Osaka that took 21 games to decide. In the victory, Van Uytvanck won 72 percent of her first serve points and 56 percent of her second serve points. Van Uytvanck gave herself 10 break chances in her opening match and was consistent with her serve. However, having more unforced errors than winners won’t get Van Uytvanck the victory against this opponent. Van Uytvanck has now won four straight matches to get to this point with every victory coming in straight sets. Van Uytvanck hopes to the third round of a grand slam for the second time in her career. Van Uytvanck has won five of her last six matches on clay court.
These two have played once in the past, which was in the 2012 Brussels Open, a match Radwanska won in straight sets. The match took 15 games to decide. This obviously will be the second meeting on clay.
Van Uytvanck is no pushover in this match considering she did make the quarterfinals of the 2015 French Open and was a top-50 player a couple of years ago. However, Radwanska is the type of player who isn't going to beat herself, and that’s when it's tough for a lesser player to pull off the upset. It won't be as easy as the first round, but Radwanska wins in straight sets.