Caroline Garcia battled past 16th seed, Elise Mertens in 3 sets in Round 3 to progress into the last 16. She will now face the 3rd seed, Elina Svitolina who had a comfortable straight sets victory over E.Alexandrova in the 3rd round. The 4th round match-up between the two will be an interesting encounter as both the players would be backing their chances to progress into the quarterfinals.
Caroline Garcia vs Elina Svitolina: Match Preview
Caroline Garcia has had a few big victories in the opening 3 rounds. She defeated 17th seed, Anett Kontaveit in 3 sets in Round 1 before getting past A.Sasnovich in straight sets in the 2nd round. She defeated in-form Elise Mertens in Round 3 in an intriguing 3 set encounter to progress into the last 16.
Elina Svitolina, 3rd seed is one of the favourites to claim the French Open this year. The Ukrainian defeated V.Gravecha in straight sets in Round 1, and had to battle it out in 3 sets against Renata Zarazua in the 2nd round. In the 3rd round, the 3rd seed defeated E.Alexandrova in straight sets to set up a last 16 clash with Caroline Garcia.
Caroline Garcia vs Elina Svitolina: Head-to-Head
The duo have faced other 4 times in the past with Garcia leading the head-to-head record 3-1. Their first meeting was at 2015 Cincinnati Masters where Svitolina won in straight sets. They last met in Stuttgart 2018 on clay surface where Caroline Garcia prevailed in 3 sets.
Caroline Garcia vs Elina Svitolina: Match Prediction
The 3rd seeded Ukranian, Svitolina was back to her best as she defeated E.Alexandrova in straight sets in the 3rd round. With Serena Williams and Pliskova both out from the French Open, the Ukrainian has the opportunity to win her maiden slam. Her 4th round opponent, Caroline Garcia has also been playing high quality tennis in her opening round matches and has the potential to challenge the 3rd seed in their last 16 encounter. The 4th round match between the two is expected to a tense battle which can go either way but Svitolina just gets the edge over her opponent owing to her prowess on clay courts.
Match Prediction: Elina Svitolina to defeat Caroline Garcia in 3 sets.