Eugenie Bouchard, 2014 Wimbledon Open finalist, was handed a wildcard for the French Open 2020. Bouchard had made full use of this opportunity so far, winning the first 2 rounds. Bouchard defeated Daria Gavrilova in the 2nd round and will now face Iga Swiatek in the 3rd round on Friday. Swiatek defeated S.Hsieh in straight sets in the 2nd round to progress into Round 3 of the clay-court tournament.
Eugenie Bouchard vs Iga Swiatek: Match Preview
Eugenie Bouchard who reached the finals of the Istanbul Open 2020, was handed a wildcard to the main draw of the French Open 2020. Bouchard carrying on her good form from the Istanbul Open, defeated Anna Kalinskaya in the 1st round in a comfortable straight-sets victory. In the 2nd round, she was tested a bit more as she defeated Daria Gavrilova in a 3 set match to advance to the third round at the French Open 2020.
Iga Swiatek, defeated 15th seed Marketa Vondorousova in straight sets in the first round. In the 2nd round, she was as ruthless as she was in the 1st round, as she defeated S.Hsieh in straight sets. Swiatek has just dropped 8 games so far in her first 2 round matches. Swiatek will face a tougher challenge in the form of Eugenie Bouchard in the 3rd round on Friday.
Eugenie Bouchard vs Iga Swiatek: Head-to-Head
Eugenie Bouchard and Iga Swiatek have never faced off against each other in the past and their 3rd round meeting at the French Open 2020 will be their first ever encounter.
Eugenie Bouchard vs Iga Swiatek: Match Prediction
Eugenie Bouchard has been playing quality tennis in her opening 2 round matches. She faces Iga Swiatek in the 3rd round, who created an upset in the 1st round defeating the 15th seed and last year’s runner up at the French Open, Marketa Vondrousova in straight sets. Both, Bouchard and Swiatek will be backing their chances to progress into the 4th round and the match is expected to be decided in 3 sets.
Eugenie Bouchard, given her performance at the Istanbul Open just has the edge over Iga Swiatek in the 3rd round matchup.
Match Prediction: Eugenie Bouchard to defeat Iga Swiatek in 3 sets.