Roland Garros champion Iga Swiatek will face Frenchwoman Fiona Ferro in the third round of Australian Open 2021.
- Fixture: Iga Swiatek vs Fiona Ferro
- Date: 12 February 2021
- Tournament: Australian Open 2021
- Round: 3rd Round
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia
- Surface: Outdoor hardcourt
- Prize Money: $165,228 (USD)
Iga Swiatek vs Fiona Ferro: Match Preview
The 2020 season marked the arrival of Polish teen Iga Swiatek on tour. She surprised everyone at Roland Garros 2020 by winning the trophy without even dropping a set.
By winning the opening two matches at Melbourne this year, the Pole extended her Slam-winning streak to nine matches. She defeated Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-4 in the second round.
Her opponent, Fiona Ferro is currently ranked 46th in the world. She too had a breakthrough 2020 season, reaching the Round of 16 at her home slam.
The Frenchwoman defeated 17th seed Elena Rybakina 6-4,6-4 in the second round. This performance is Ferro’s best ever result Down Under.
Iga Swiatek vs Fiona Ferro: Head-to-Head
The two players haven’t met on tour yet. This will be their first meeting and Swiatek is the clear favorite to win it. The H2H stands at 0-0.
Iga Swiatek vs Fiona Ferro: Prediction
Swiatek is very highly regarded in the tennis circuit and is one of the favorites for the slam too courtesy of her utterly dominant nature on court. Should Swiatek win, she’ll likely set up a blockbuster rematch against World No.2 Simona Halep – the player that she beat en route to her maiden Grand Slam title at Roland Garros. Expect Swiatek to win comfortably.
Prediction: Swiatek to win in straight sets.