Sara Sorribes Tormo vs. Sloane Stephens
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 29, 2019, 5:00 AM (EDT)|
Roland Garros Stadium
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Sara Sorribes Tormo and Sloane Stephens meet in the second round of the 2019 tennis French Open.
Sara Sorribes Tormo is coming off a three sets win over Alison Van Uytvanck that took 27 games to decide. In the victory, Sorribes Tormo won 62 percent of her first serve points and 39 percent of her second serve points. Sorribes Tormo won 53 percent of her total service points and converted on nine of her 12 break points. Sorribes Tormo got 64 percent of her first serves in play and saved four of her nine break points. Sorribes Tormo needs to be better with her second serve and can clean up the seven unforced errors, but I’m sure she’ll take her second career grand slam victory however it comes. Sorribes Tormo looks to make the third round of a grand slam for the first time in her career. Sorribes Tormo has split her last six matches on clay court.
Sloane Stephens is coming off a straight sets win over Misaki Doi that took 22 games to decide. In the victory, Stephens won 70 percent of her first serve points and 52 percent of her second serve points. Stephens won 63 percent of her total service points and converted on four of her seven break points. Stephens got 63 percent of her first serves in play and saved two of her four break points. It’s been a shaky season at best for Stephens, but she turned things around on clay these past few weeks and is easily playing her most consistent tennis since making the quarterfinals in the US Open. Stephens hopes to make the third round of a grand slam for the seventh time in her last 10 tries. Stephens hasn’t been bounced before the third round of the French Open since 2011. Stephens has won five of her last seven matches on clay court.
These two have played once, which was in Charleston of this year, a match Stephens won in straight sets. The match took 26 games to be decided.
Stephens just beat Sorribes Tormo last month on clay and is looking more and more like the player we expect to see when she takes the court. Sorribes Tormo is at her best on this surface and has a lot of success due to her doubles background, but she’s very green to the big stage and playing top level players. With Stephens improving her ball striking over these last few weeks, she should win this match probably a little more comfortable than the previous meeting.
Stephens makes the third round of the French Open once again.