French Open: Maria Sakkari vs. Martina Trevisan - 10/02/20 Tennis Prediction
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Maria Sakkari vs. Martina Trevisan - 2020 French Open Third Round
Friday October 2nd, 2020
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Maria Sakkari of Greece faces qualifier Martina Trevisan of Italy in the third round of the 2020 French Open. The 20th seeded Sakkari has matched her career best performance at the French Open and will be backing herself to go even deeper. Her opponent had never been past the first round at a Grand Slam prior to this and is the underdog heading into this match. She has been very impressive this week, coming through the qualifiers and then upsetting Camille Giorgi and Coco Gauff. Can she pull off another upset?
Maria Sakkari is known as one of the fittest and hardest working women on the WTA tour. She skipped the clay tournaments after the US Open so there were concerns as to if she would be able to acclimatize to the clay quickly enough, but she has been very impressive so far. She has an extremely good forehand and is capable of being very consistent while aggressive which is a combination that is hard to handle. She has been steadily rising up the rankings and in my opinion she is not far away from being a top 10 player.
Martina Trevisan was not expected to make it this far but it cannot be denied that she has been impressive so far in Paris. Coming through qualifying she played the match of her life to beat the young phenom Coco Gauff. The lefty has no major weapons, preferring to stay back and wait for errors which has been working for her so far. It remains to be seen if this tactic can work against Sakkari who also consistent and much more powerful than the Italian. In my opinion Trevisan will have to be a big more aggressive than she has been to have any chance in this match. The Greek star is not going to give her the same free points that the young Gauff did.
I am predicting a straightforward win for Maria Sakkari. If you look back over her results this year she hardly ever loses to lower-ranked opponents. She will be high on confidence and should be dominant here against the unfancied Italian. Sakkari should win in straight sets.