Two mothers will battle it out against each other as Tsvetana Pironkova faces 6th-seed Serena Williams in a Round of 64 contest at the French Open 2020. The fact that it will be a rematch of the US Open 2020 quarterfinal makes the encounter even more exciting.
Tsvetana Pironkova vs Serena Williams: Preview
Talking about the performance in the opening round, Pironkova dished a clinical performance. The 33-year-old Bulgarian blanked German Andrea Petkovic 6-3, 6-3. Similarly, after facing stiff competition in the first set, Williams showed her class in the Round of 128. The 38-year old American sailed past compatriot Kristie Ahn in straight sets 7-6, 6-0.
Tsvetana Pironkova vs Serena Williams: Head-to-Head
Serena is yet to lose a match against Pironkova. The 23-time Grand Slam champion leads the head-to-head record 5-0. Their last meeting came earlier this month at Flushing Meadows where Serena bounced back after losing the first set to outclass Pironkova 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Tsvetana Pironkova vs Serena Williams: Prediction
Serena is primed to maintain her undefeated streak against Pironkova, though it will not be a straight-forward match for the American. Expect the Bulgarian to give a tough fight to Serena as she gave in New York, as she is a much better player than her ranking suggests (Pironkova is World No.1 57). A three-set match has a very high possibility and it is Serena’s vast experience that will help her come out of trouble.
Match Prediction: Serena Williams defeats Tsvetana Pironkova in an encounter that may go to the distance.