Kiki Bertens, 5th seed at the French Open 2020 will face 2012 French Open finalist Sara Errani in the 2nd round of the French Open on Thursday. Bertens was made to work hard in her first-round match as she defeated her opponent, Katarina Zavatska in 3 sets. Sara Errani, on the other hand, had a comfortable first-round victory over Monica Puig in 2 sets.
Kiki Bertens vs Sara Errani: Preview
Kiki Bertens has had a difficult few weeks on tour losing in the 1st round at the Italian Open and withdrawing in the 1st round at the Strasbourg Open due to injury. Bertens defeated Katarina Zavatska in 3 sets in the 1st round of the French Open. She started off poorly losing the first set before coming back strongly winning the next 2 sets 6-2 and 6-0, winning the match and progressing into Round 2.
Sara Errani, 2012 French Open finalist, has had a long week at the French Open. She defeated Monica Puig in straight sets in the first round to set up a 2nd round clash with Bertens. Errani made it to the main draw of the French Open after winning three qualifying rounds against E.Gorgodze, Eva Guerrero Alvarez, T. Martincova.
Kiki Bertens vs Sara Errani: Head-to-Head
Kiki Bertens and Sara Errani have faced off 5 times against each other with Sara Errani winning on all 5 occasions. Their first encounter came way back in 2011 at Hertogenbosch where Sara Errani won in straight sets. Their last meeting came at the 2016 Olympics Round of 64 where Sara Errani prevailed once again in 3 sets.
Kiki Bertens vs Sara Errani: Match Prediction
Sara Errani has the mental edge over Kiki Bertens in this match as she has beaten her opponent on all of their previous 5 meetings. Sara Errani is an experienced clay courter having made the finals of the French Open in 2012.
Also given, Kiki Bertens’s recent struggles, Sara Errani has a good opportunity to defeat Kiki Bertens and progress into Round 3. However, to defeat the 5th seed, Sara Errani has to play the quality of tennis she has played in the past few days.
Match Prediction: Sara Errani to defeat Kiki Bertens in 3 sets.