Marketa Vondrousova vs. Anastasija Sevastova
|Date & Time||Sunday June 2, 2019, 5:00 AM (EDT)|
Roland Garros Stadium
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Marketa Vondrousova and Anastasija Sevastova meet in the fourth round of the 2019 tennis French Open.
Marketa Vondrousova is coming off a straight sets win over Carla Suarez-Navarro that took 20 games to decide. In the victory, Vondrousova won 67 percent of her first serve points and 40 percent of her second serve points. Vondrousova won 59 percent of her total service points and converted on five of her six break points. Vondrousova got 71 percent of her first serves in play and saved six of her nine break points. Vondrousova has won all six sets this tournament and has producded a combined 15 breaks. For somebody with little experience on the big stage, Vondrousova looks quite comfortable and confident out there. Vondrousova has also now won at least three matches in each of her last six tournaments, making this easily the breakout year for the 19-year-old. Vondrousova looks to make a grand slam quarterfinal for the first time in her career. Vondrousova has won 10 of her last 12 matches on clay court.
Anastasija Sevastova is coming off a three sets win over Elise Mertens that took 43 games to decide. In the victory, Sevastova won 63 percent of her first serve points and 56 percent of her second serve points. Sevastova won 60 percent of her total service points and converted on seven of her 20 break points. Sevastova got 58 percent of her first serves in play and saved 10 of her 15 break points. Sevastova muscled her way through the match after dropping a first set tiebreak and winning a marathon third set that took took almost two hours in itself. Sevastova hit 52 winners in the win, which is impressive, but she must clean up the unforced errors if this run is going to continue. Sevastova looks to make her fourth career grand slam quarterfinal and first ever at the French Open. Sevastova has won five of her last seven matches on clay court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
Sevastova has the experience edge in this match, but she’s also piled up the unforced errors, and it’s fair to question how much she has left in the tank after such a long match in the third round. Conditioning can play a big role in grand slams once we start getting to the business end of things. Vondrousova may be young and a little wet behind the ears on the big stage, but she’s shown no sign of nerves up to this point and has won 10 of her last 12 matches on clay. At some point you just have to trust Vondrousova and believe she’s ready to take that next step.
I like Vondrousova to sneak into the quarterfinals.