Madison Keys vs. Katerina Siniakova
|Date & Time||Monday June 3, 2019, 5:00 AM (EDT)|
Roland Garros Stadium
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Madison Keys and Katerina Siniakova meet in the fourth round of the 2019 tennis French Open.
Madison Keys is coming off a three sets win over Anna Blinkova that took 32 games to decide. In the victory, Keys won 74 percent of her first serve points and 45 percent of her second serve points. Keys won 62 percent of her total service points and converted on six of her nine break points. Keys got 58 percent of her first serves in play and saved eight of her 12 break points. Keys has been really solid with her first serve in this tournament, but she has a combined 79 unforced errors in her last two matches. I always say Keys is capable of winning any tournament you put in front of her, but she must clean up the silly mistakes if she’s going to prevail. Keys hopes to make er seventh career grand slam quarterfinal and the second in the French Open. Keys has won four of her last five matches on clay court.
Katerina Siniakova is coming off a straight sets win over Naomi Osaka that took 18 games to decide. In the victory, Siniakova won 68 percent of her first serve points and 57 percent of her second serve points. Siniakova won 64 percent of her total service points and converted on three of her six break points. Siniakova got 67 percent of her first serves in play and saved all seven of her break points. It was the fifth career win over a top-10 player and puts Siniakova in the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time in her career. It’s going to be interesting to see how the 23-year-old Siniakova handles the nerves as these points and matches get bigger and bigger. Siniakova hopes to make a grand slam quarterfinal for the first time in her career. Siniakova has won six of her last seven matches on clay court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
Siniakova hasn’t had a ton of experience against players who have the power like Keys, and this being the first time playing her could give her some trouble. You can argue nobody on the women’s side hits the ball like Keys and as long as she cleans up the unforced errors, she’s in control of pretty much every point. I look for Keys to take the racket out of Siniakova’s hand often and cruise to the quarterfinal.
Keys makes back-to-back quarterfinal trips in the French Open.