The opening round match for the third seed Elina Svitolina will be against Varvara Gracheva. French Open 2020 is the first slam for Svitolina since the Australian Open since she missed the US Open 2020. Whereas, Gracheva played the US Open and knocked out Kristina Mladenovic in the second round.
Elina Svitolina vs Varvara Gracheva: Preview
Elina Svitolina will enter the French Open in super confidence winning her recent title only yesterday at the Strasbourg Open. She won her first title since March. Thus post her victory she said, “I didn’t play in the US Open so it was important to play a few matches here. Hopefully, I can recover quickly for my first match in Paris on Monday.”
Meanwhile at the Russian was a semi-finalist at the last clay tour she played. Gracheva will look to upset at the French Open, but it will be very tough against an in-form Svitolina.
Elina Svitolina vs Varvara Gracheva: Head-to-Head
Elina Svitolina has never played Gracheva at the WTA. This will be their first clash and that too at the opening round of the slam. While Svitolina will look to adjust to the ambiance at the slam, Gracheva will try to cause another upset.
Elina Svitolina vs Varvara Gracheva: Prediction
A very confident Svitolina will try to dominate the match from the beginning. Looking at her latest record against a higher-ranked Mladenovic, Gracheva will be giving her best effort again. Svitolina will look to climb the charts of the ranking after resuming tour and entering a slam. She should have it easy against the Russian.
Elina Svitolina will play at the Court Suzanne LENGLEN after Kiki Bertens concludes her match.
Match Prediction: Elina Svitolina wins in two sets.