Sofia Kenin, 4th seed at the French Open 2020 opens her campaign against Ludmilla Samsonova of Russia in the 1st round. Sofia Kenin has not played her best tennis in the last few weeks and she will be hoping to have a deep run at the year’s last slam.
Sofia Kenin vs Ludmilla Samsonova: Preview
Sofia Kenin has not been doing well after returning to tennis post the Coronavirus disruption. Kenin got knocked out in the Round of 16 at the US Open to Elise Mertens and was humbled by Victoria Azarenka in the 2nd round at the Italian Open 2020. Kenin lost 6-0,6-0 to Victoria Azarenka a week earlier.
Last year at the French Open, Sofia Kenin reached the last 16 before finally losing to the eventual champion Ashleigh Barty.
Ludmilla Samsonova could not make it to the main draw of the Italian Open 2020 as she lost in the qualifying rounds. Earlier, she lost in the 1st round at the US Open to Tsvetana Pironkova in straight sets. Last year at the French Open, Samsonova made it to the main draw after coming through 3 qualifying rounds. However, she was defeated by Donna Vekic in the 1st round itself.
Sofia Kenin vs Ludmilla Samsonova: Head to Head
Sofia Kenin and Ludmilla Samsonova have never faced each other in the past and the first-round meeting between them at the French Open will be their first-ever encounter.
Sofia Kenin vs Ludmilla Samsonova: Match Prediction
Sofia Kenin, Australian Open 2020 champion should have a straight forward victory over Samsonova in the 1st round at the French Open and progress into Round 2. Samsonova has been struggling to win matches in recent times and it will be a surprise to see her posing a threat to Sofia Kenin.
Match Prediction– Sofia Kenin to defeat Ludmilla Samsonova in straight sets.