Garbine Muguruza, 2016 French Open champion opens her campaign at the French Open 2020 against Tamara Zidansek in the first round match on Monday. Garbine Muguruza comes into the French Open having lost in the semifinals at the Italian Open 2020 to the eventual champion Simona Halep.
Garbine Muguruza vs Tamara Zidansek: Preview
Garbine Muguruza, 2016 French Open champion will be looking to claim her 2nd French Open title this time around. She reached the semifinals at the Italian Open 2020 losing to Simona Halep. Garbine Muguruza has been consistently performing well on clay courts over the past few years. Last year at the French Open, Muguruza lost in the 4th round to Sloane Stephens. Her best performance at the French Open came in 2016 when she claimed the title.
Tamara Zidansek returns to tennis after almost over a month. She did not compete at the US Open and did not play at any clay-court tournament in the lead-up to the French Open 2020. Last year, Zidansek lost in the first round of the French Open to Elise Mertens in 3 sets. She has been a part of the French Open main draw only once in 2019.
Garbine Muguruza vs Tamara Zidansek: Head-to-Head
Garbine Muguruza and Tamara Zidansek have never faced off against each other before as their first-round match at the French Open will be their first-ever encounter.
Garbine Muguruza vs Tamara Zidansek: Match Prediction
Garbine Muguruza is expected to defeat Tamara Zidansek in the first round of the French Open 2020 on Monday. Garbine Muguruza played some quality tennis at the Italian Open 2020 defeating Sloane Stephens, Coco Gauff and Victoria Azarenka. It would be a surprise seeing Zidansek posing any threat to her.
Match Prediction: Garbine Muguruza to defeat Tamara Zidansek in straight sets.