Victoria Azarenka, 10th seed at the French Open 2020 opens her campaign against Danka Kovinic in the first round on Sunday. Azarenka had an amazing run at the US Open 2020 where she made it to the finals before eventually losing to Naomi Osaka. As a result of her deep run at the US Open, she broke into the Top 15 rankings again.
Victoria Azarenka vs Danka Kovinic: Match Preview
Victoria Azarenka has made an incredible return to tennis by winning the Cincinnati Masters in August. She later went on to reach the finals of the US Open final where she lost to Naomi Osaka.
At the Italian Open 2020, she was clinical in her matches against Venus Williams and Sofia Kenin reaching the last 8 before losing to Garbrine Muguruza in the quarterfinals. Last year at the French Open, Azarenka lost in the 2nd round to Naomi Osaka.
Danka Kovinic, like her opponent, has had a successful few weeks on tour. After losing in the 2nd round at the US Open, Kovinic reached the quarterfinals at Istanbul and had a good run at the Italian Open this year, before losing to Elise Mertens in the last 16.
She also defeated 6th seed Belinda Bencic at the Italian Open in the 2nd round. Last year, Kovinic did not make it to the main draw of the French Open losing in the first round of the qualifiers.
Victoria Azarenka vs Danka Kovinic: Head to Head
Victoria Azarenka and Kovinic have faced each other just once before at the Australian Open 2016 in the second round. Victoria Azarenka emerged victorious defeating Kovinic in straight sets. Their first-round meeting at the French Open will be their second encounter.
Victoria Azarenka vs Danka Kovinic: Match Prediction
Victoria Azarenka and Danka Kovinic, both have been in good form over the past few weeks. Victoria Azarenka is expected to continue playing the level of tennis she has been producing in the past 2 months and progress into Round 2 defeating Danka Kovinic. However, it would not be a surprise seeing Kovinic causing Azarenka a few problems by virtue of her hard-hitting abilities.
Match Prediction–Victoria Azarenka to defeat Danka Kovinic in straight sets.