Kiki Bertens, 5th seed at the French Open 2020 battled past Sara Errani in the 2nd round that went right down to the wire. Bertens won the last set by a scoreline of 9-7 and had to leave the court on a wheelchair because she was suffering from an all body cramp. She now faces Katerina Siniakova in the 3rd round, who defeated A.Pavlyuchenkova in straight sets in the 2nd round.
Kiki Bertens vs Katerina Siniakova: Preview
Kiki Bertens, had to leave the court on the wheelchair after a 3 set victory over Sara Errani in the 2nd round. Kiki Bertens was suffering from an all-body cramp after playing a match that went right down to the wire with Bertens taking the final set 9-7 and progressing into Round 3. In the first round, she had played another 3 set match against Katarina Zavatska, emerging victorious.
Katerina Siniakova, has had a relatively comfortable first two round matches. In the first round, she defeated Lauren Davis in straight sets and followed it up with another straight-sets victory over A. Pavlyuchenkova in the 2nd round. She now faces her toughest challenge so far against Bertens in the 3rd round.
Kiki Bertens vs Katerina Siniakova: Head-to-Head
Kiki Bertens and Siniakova have faced against each other 2 times with both players winning on 1 occasion each. Their first encounter came at 2018 Beijing where Siniakova won in straight sets. Their last meeting on clay surface at the 2019 Madrid Masters in the 1st round where Bertens prevailed in straight sets.
Kiki Bertens vs Katerina Siniakova: Prediction
Bertens, who has struggled with injuries and had an all-body cramp after the 2nd round match against Sara Errani has not been in good form this tournament. She had to battle it out in 3 sets in both her first 2 round matches. On the other hand, her opponent, Siniakova has breezed past her opening round matches. Given Bertens’s injury struggles and her struggle with form, Katerina Siniakova has a good chance to defeat Kiki Bertens and progress into Round 4.
Match Prediction: Katerina Siniakova to defeat Kiki Bertens in 3 sets.