Maria Sakkari, 20th seed at the French Open 2020 had a comfortable first-round victory over Ajila Tomljanovic on Sunday. She now faces Kamilla Rakhimova in the second round. Rakhimova also had a comfortable victory in her first-round match defeating Shelby Rogers in straight sets.
Maria Sakkari vs Kamilla Rakhimova: Preview
Maria Sakkari cruised into Round 2 defeating Ajila Tomljanovic in straight sets on Sunday. She started off strongly taking the first set 6-0. However, she was tested in the 2nd set which she won 7-5. During the match, Sakkari served up 3 aces and converted 7 of her 9 break point opportunities.
Kamilla Rakhimova has had an amazing few days at the French Open 2020. She entered the main draw after two rounds of qualifying matches. In the first round, she defeated Shelby Rogers, US Open quarterfinalist in surprising straight sets victory. Rakhimova defeated Shelby Rogers 6-2, 6-3.
Maria Sakkari vs Kamilla Rakhimova: Head-to-Head
Kamilla Rakhimova and Sakkari have never faced off against each other before as their second-round meeting at the French Open 2020 will be their first-ever encounter.
Maria Sakkari vs Kamilla Rakhimova: Prediction
Kamilla Rakhimova, ranked 182 in the world is taking big strides at the French Open 2020 having made it into the main draw after winning two qualifying rounds. She had a surprise straight-sets victory over Shelby Rogers in the first round. Rakhimova has a good chance of continuing her form and defeating Maria Sakkari in another surprising result.
Kamilla Rakhimova should progress into Round 3 if she plays some quality tennis against a good opponent, Maria Sakkari.
Match Prediction: Kamilla Rakhimova to defeat Maria Sakkari in 3 sets.