Petra Kvitova, 7th seed at the French Open 2020 defeated Oceane Dodin in straight sets in the first round match. She will now face Jasmine Paolini in the 2nd round of the French Open. Jasmine Paolini also defeated her opponent Aliona Bolsova in straight sets in the 1st round to set up a 2nd round clash with Kvitova.
Petra Kvitova vs Jasmine Paolini: Preview
Petra Kvitova returning after her US Open round of 16 loss to Shelby Rogers, was impressive in her first-round victory against Oceane Dodin at the French Open 2020. Kvitova served an impressive 8 aces during the match and won 86% of her points on the first serve. Kvitova’s best performance at the French Open was in 2012 where she reached the semifinals and she would be hoping to have a similar run at the French Open this year.
Jasmine Paolini defeated A.Sevastova in her first-round match at the French Open. Paolini won in two comfortable sets, 6-2 and 6-3 to set up a 2nd round clash against the 7th seed, Kvitova.
Petra Kvitova vs Jasmine Paolini: Head-to-Head
Kvitova and Paolini have never faced off against each other in the past. Their second-round matchup at the French Open will be their first-ever encounter.
Petra Kvitova vs Jasmine Paolini: Prediction
Petra Kvitova, who did not compete in any clay-court tournament in the lead-up to the French Open showed no signs of lack of match practice in the 1st round. She defeated her opponent Oceane Dodin in a comfortable two sets victory. Jasmine Paolini was also lethal in her first-round victory over A. Sevatsova but it would be surprising to see her challenge Petra Kvitova in the 2nd round match. Kvitova is expected to progress into Round 3.
Match Prediction: Petra Kvitova to defeat Jasmine Paolini in straight sets.