Timea Bacsinszky and Alison Van Uytvanck meet Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the 2015 French Open.
Timea Bacsinszky has dropped one set all tournament and is coming off an upset win over Petra Kvitova. Bacsinszky has played 23 or less games in a single match and no tiebreaks. Bacsinszky has won at least 61 percent of her first serve points and has 29 winners in her last two matches. Bacsinszky is getting at least 58 percent of her first serves in play and is putting games away rather quickly. Bacsinszky must limit her unforced errors, as her 29 and seven double faults in her last match were her most all tournament. Bacsinszky is gaining confidence and looks for another career breakthrough at 25 years old. Bacsinszky has never made the semifinal of a major.
Alison Van Uytvanck has dropped one set all tournament and is coming off a win over Andreea Mitu. Van Uytvanck has played no more than 26 games in a single match and two tiebreaks. Van Uytvanck has won 64 percent or higher of her first serve points in three of her four matches, and she’s hit 53 winners in her last two matches. Van Uytvanck has had just 29 unforced errors in her last two matches and is getting at least 56 percent of her first serves in play. Van Uytvanck is also coming off a match where she had eight aces. Van Uytvanck has been the surprise of the tournament and could also pick up a career turning victory at the young age of 21 years old. Van Uytvanck has never made a semifinal of a major.
These two have never played each other in the past.
While both are in the same position as far as lack of experience this far in a major is concerned, Bacsinszky is far more experienced overall than Van Uytvanck. She also has more of a battle tested journey to get to this position, which includes wins over Madison Keys on top of her win over Kvitova.
It’s nice to see some new blood at this point in a major, but Bacsinszky should get the win here.