Carla Suarez-Navarro vs. Marketa Vondrousova
|Date & Time||Friday May 31, 2019, 5:00 AM (EDT)|
Roland Garros Stadium
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Carla Suarez-Navarro and Marketa Vondrousova meet in the third round of the 2019 tennis French Open.
Carla Suarez-Navarro is coming off a three sets win over Shelby Rogers that took 29 games to decide. In the victory, Suarez-Navarro won 64 percent of her first serve points and 62 percent of her second serve points. Suarez-Navarro won 63 percent of her total service points and converted on seven of her 16 break points. Suarez-Navarro got 59 percent of her first serves in play and saved four of her six break points. Suarez-Navarro had to dig deep for a match that she won the first set in seven games, but she served consistently and won the match on a break to prevent things getting any scarier. Suarez-Navarro has now won three of her last four matches that have gone the distance and hopes to win three straight matches for the first time since Dubai. Suarez-Navarro hopes to make her fifth fourth round of a grand slam since 2017. Suarez-Navarro has won five of her last seven matches on clay court.
Marketa Vondrousova is coming off a straight sets win over Anastasia Potapova that took 16 games to decide. In the victory, Vondrousova won 81 percent of her first serve points and 53 percent of her second serve points. Vondrousova won 66 percent of her total service points and converted on five of her 11 break points. Vondrousova got just 46 percent of her first serves in play but managed to save five of her six break points. Vondrousova won the last 11 games to finish the match in a little over an hour and has lost a combined 11 games in her last four sets. Vondrousova has very little grand slam success, but she’s been one of the more impressive players through two matches on the women’s side. Vondrousova hopes to make the fourth round of a grand slam for the second time in her career. Vondrousova has won nine of her last 11 matches on clay court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
Vondrousova is playing as well as anybody through two matches and has really dominated clay these past couple of months. It wouldn’t shock me if Vondrousova kept this thing going. However, Suarez-Navarro is the more crafty player and experienced, and I tend to lean on players who have been in these positions before in grand slam play. Suarez-Navarro will also make Vondrousova pay if she continues to have a hard time getting her first serve in play.
Suarez-Navarro should win this match and advance to the fourth round of the French Open for the fifth time in the last seven years.