Strycova vs. Radwanska
|Date & Time||Friday May 27, 2016, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
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Agnieszka Radwanska and Barbora Strycova meet in the third round of the 2016 French Open.
Agnieszka Radwanska is coming off a straight sets win over Caroline Garcia that took 18 games to decide. In the victory, Radwanska won 76 percent of her first serve points and 26 percent of her second serve points. Radwanska has lost just eight games in the first two matches and has produced just 21 unforced errors. Radwanska is playing with extreme confidence and is playing overall clean tennis. The only concern with Radwanska is her second serve, as she’s won 40 or less percent of her points. Radwanska has reached the fourth round of a grand slam in 10 of her last 14 appearances.
Barbora Strycova is coming off a straight sets win over Polona Hercog that took 20 games to decide. In the victory, Strycova won 62 percent of her first serve points and 55 percent of her second serve points. Strycova has been able to come away with big shot after big shot in order to win two competitive matches. Strycova’s last 10 wins have been decided in straight sets, and she’s been able to overcome the fact she has 54 unforced errors and 32 winners. Strycova has beaten two top-10 players already this season in Garbiñe Muguruza and Angelique Kerber. Strycova has reached the fourth round of a grand slam twice in her career, which was the 2014 Wimbledon and this year's Australian Open.
These two have played four times in the past, and Radwanska has won all four meetings in straight sets. The most recent match was in the 2014 Canadian Masters. Strycova has won 18 games against Radwanska in four matches. This will be their first match on clay.
Strycova is a fighter as she’s shown in her last two matches, and she should be confident given her recent success against top-10 players. However, the head to head against Radwanska is downright ugly, and she’s not consistent enough with her serve to hang with the world's No. 2.
I have Radwanska advancing in straight sets.