French Open 2020: Elise Mertens vs Kaia Kanepi Preview, Head-to-Head, Prediction for Roland Garros

Elise Mertens was lethal in her 1st round victory over Margarita Gasparyan at the French Open 2020. She now faces a tricky challenge in Kaia Kanepi who had defeated her a year earlier at Charleston.

Elise Mertens vs Kaia Kanepi

Elise Mertens, 16th seed at the French Open 2020 will come up against Kaia Kanepi in the second round of the French Open 2020 on Wednesday. Mertens has been playing quality tennis since the past month as she had a comfortable victory against Margarita Gasparyan in the first round on Sunday.

Kaia Kanepi had to work hard in her match against Marie Bouzkova as she defeated her opponent in 3 sets to set up a second-round clash with Mertens.

Elise Mertens vs Kaia Kanepi: Match Preview

Elise Mertens

Elise Mertens, 16th seed had a comfortable victory over Margarita Gasparyan. She defeated her opponent in straight sets progressing into Round 2. Elise Mertens defeated Gasparyan 6-2, 6-3. Mertens converted 7 out of her 10 break point opportunities and gave no chance to her opponent to make a comeback in the match.

Kaia Kanepi, was made to work hard in her 1st round encounter against Marie Bouzkova whom she defeated in 3 sets. Kanepi started off slowly losing the 1st set but came strongly to win the next 2 sets and claim the match in 3 sets. She now faces a tougher challenge in Mertens in the 2nd round.

Elise Mertens vs Kaia Kanepi: Match Preview

Kaia Kanepi

Elise Mertens and Kanepi have only faced each other only once before in 2019 at Charleston where Kanepi defeated Mertens in 3 sets and leads the head to head record 1-0.

Elise Mertens vs Kaia Kanepi: Match Prediction

Elise Mertens will progress into Round 3

Elise Mertens who has played quality tennis over the past few weeks, was comfortable in her first-round victory against Gasparyan. Kaia Kanepi will need to produce some high-quality tennis if she has any chance of challenging an in-form Elise Mertens.

Mertens should win the encounter and progress into the Round 3.

Match Prediction: Elise Mertens to defeat Kaia Kanepi in straight sets.

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