Elise Mertens vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Prediction – Tennis Picks 6/4/2023

Elise Mertens vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Prediction – Tennis Picks 6/4/2023 player photo
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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Elise Mertens meet in the fourth round of the 2023 tennis French Open. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Betting Preview

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is coming off a 3 sets win over Anastasia Potapova that took 25 games to decide. In the victory, Pavlyuchenkova won 60 percent of her first serve points and 45 percent of her second serve points. Pavlyuchenkova won 55 percent of her total service points and converted on 8 of her 11 break points. Pavlyuchenkova got 62 percent of her first serves in play and hit 1 ace. Pavlyuchenkova has won 3 straight matches for the first time since last year's US Open. Pavlyuchenkova looks to make her eighth career grand slam quarterfinal and third at the French Open. Pavlyuchenkova is 7-2 in career grand slam fourth round matches. Pavlyuchenkova has won 5 of her last 6 matches on clay court.

Elise Mertens Betting Preview

Elise Mertens is coming off a straight set win over Jessica Pegula that took 16 games to decide. In the victory, Mertens won 74 percent of her first serve points and 48 percent of her second serve points. Mertens won 62 percent of her total service points and converted on 5 of her 5 break points. Mertens got 52 percent of her first serves in play and hit 1 ace. Mertens has won at least 3 matches for the third time in her last 7 tournaments. Mertens looks to make her fourth career grand slam quarterfinal. Mertens is 3-9 in career grand slam fourth round matches. Mertens has won 5 of her last 7 matches on clay court.

H2H History

The previous two meetings have been split. Mertens won the 2017 Billie Jean King Cup in straight sets and Pavlyuchenkova won 2017 Eastbourne in 3 sets.

Randy’s Pick

Mertens is probably in better form overall when you factor in their entire seasons. However, this has been the time where Mertens usually fizzles out in big tournaments. Say what you will about Pavlyuchenkova, but she’s far and away more proven on big stages and has had some of that success here in Roland-Garros.

I’ll take a stab with Pavlyuchenkova and the even money.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova +100