Elina Svitolina, 3rd seed and one of the favorites to claim the French Open this year, will face Ekaterina Alexandrova in the 3rd round of the French Open 2020 on Friday. Elina Svitolina had to battle it out in 3 sets against Renata Zarazua in the 2nd round to progress into Round 3. Her next round opponent, Ekaterina Alexandrova had a comfortable staright sets victory over Astra Sharma in the 2nd round.
Elina Svitolina vs Ekaterina Alexandrova: Match Preview
Elina Svitolina, chasing her maiden Grandslam title has gotten off to a good start at the French Open 2020. In the first round, she eased past Varvara Gravecha in straight sets. In the 2nd round match against Renata Zarazua, Svitolina was tested and had to battle it out in 3 sets to progress into Round 3. Svitolina started off well winning the first set comfortably before losing the 2nd set by a scoreline of 6-0. She came back in the 3rd set winning the set and the match.
Ekaterina Alexandrova has dropped just 12 games on her way to Round 3. In her opening round match, she defeated Maddison Inglis in straight sets. She continued playing her good tennis in the 2nd round where she defeated Astra Sharma in another straight-sets victory. She now faces her toughest challenge in the 3rd round matchup against Elina Svitolina.
Elina Svitolina vs Ekaterina Alexandrova: Head-to-Head
Elina Svitolina and Ekaterina Alexandrova have never faced off against each other before and their 3rd round clash at the French Open 2020 will be their first ever encounter.
Elina Svitolina vs Ekaterina Alexandrova: Match Prediction
Elina Svitolina has delivered strong performances in the first two rounds of the French Open except for her shock performance in the 2nd set of the 2nd round match in which she was bageled and lost 6-0. Svitolina is known to be a good player on clay courts and is expected to defeat her opponent Ekaterina Alexandrova in the 3rd round. However, Alexandrova has been impressive in her opening two round matches and would be backing her chances to take the game to Svitolina.
Match Prediction: Elina Svitolina to defeat Ekaterina Alexandrova in straight sets.