Sofia Kenin, 4th seed at the French Open 2020 will face Irina Bara in the 3rd round match on Saturday. Sofia Kenin has not had the best start to the tournament, dropping a set each in the opening two round matches. Irina Bara, on the other hand entered the main draw at the back of 3 qualifying matches and maintained her momentum winning the first two round matches in straight sets.
Sofia Kenin vs Irina Bara: Match Preview
Sofia Kenin, Australian Open 2020 champion has not the had the best start to the French Open 2020. She defeated Ludmilla Samsonova in 3 sets in the first round. She had to battle it out again in 3 sets against Ana Bogdan in the 3nd round. Sofia Kenin has not played her best tennis at the French Open so far, showing signs of impatience at crucial points of the match.
Irina Bara, on the other hand has had a dream run at the French Open so far. She entered the main draw after 3 qualifying round matches. She followed it up by defeating 26th seed, Donna Vekic in the straight sets in the first round. In the second round, she was given a walkover by her opponent A.Van Uytvanck. However , Irina Bara was comfortably leading the match with a set up and 4-0 in the 2nd set.
Sofia Kenin vs Irina Bara: Head-to-Head
Sofia Kenin and Irina Bara have never faced off against each other in the past and their 3rd round encounter at the French Open will be their first ever meeting.
Sofia Kenin vs Irina Bara: Match Prediction
Irina Bara would be backing her chances to upset Sofia Kenin and progress into the round of 16. Sofia Kenin has dropped a set each in her opening 2 round matches and has been vulnerable at times. Irina Bara has not yet dropped a single set this tournament starting from the qualifying rounds. If, Irina Bara plays the level of tennis she has been playing over the past wee, she can defeat Sofia Kenin and progress into Round 4.
Match Prediction: Irina Bara to defeat Sofia Kenin in straight sets.