French Open 2021: Elena Rybakina vs Elsa Jacquemot Preview, Head to Head and Prediction for Roland Garros

Twenty-first seed Elena Rybakina will play wild card entry Elsa Jacquemot in the first round of the French Open 2021.

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Elena Rybakina and Elsa Jacquemot
Elena Rybakina and Elsa Jacquemot

Elena Rybakina will take on Elsa Jacquemot in the First-round of the French Open 2021. Rybakina is currently the World No.22 on the WTA rankings and Jacquemot is the World No.493.

Match Details:

TournamentFrench Open 2021
MatchElena Rybakina vs Elsa Jacquemot 
RoundFirst Round
Date30th May, 2021
Prize Money$72,630 (INR 52,75,625 approx.)
VenueParis, France
SurfaceClay Court

Elena Rybakina vs Elsa Jacquemot : Preview

Elena Rybakina
Elena Rybakina

2020 was the breakout year for the twenty one year old Rybakina. She won a title in Hobart and also finished in the top 20 for the first time. The fortunes have turned for the Kazakhstani player since then, and she has been in very poor form. On clay Rybakina has played just two tournaments before coming into the big slam. One was in Charleston and the other one in Madrid.

At Charleston she  retired hurt in the first round with a lower back injury. In Madrid she had a good win over Ajla Tomljanović but lost in the next round to Elise Mertens. Her first round here is  eighteen year old French woman Elsa Jacquemot.

Jacquemot was given a wildcard into the main  draw of the 2020 French Open, but lost to qualifier Renata Zarazúa in the first round. Seeded third, she then entered and won the Girls’ Singles competition at the 2020 French Open. This year too she has been given a wild card entry. She recently participated in the  Strasbourg Open where she lost to Maryna Zanevska of Belgium in the very first round. 

Elena Rybakina vs Elsa Jacquemot : Head to Head

 Elsa Jacquemot
Elsa Jacquemot

These two players have not met on the tour before so the head to head stands at 0-0. 

Elena Rybakina vs Elsa Jacquemot : Prediction

Elena Rybakina
Elena Rybakina

This is the perfect opportunity for the powerful Rybakina to find some form back. She has been struggling for a while now, and if she can get some confidence back then she can maybe turn her season around.

Jacquemot had failed to get past the first round in the last edition of the French Open. Her performance this year will be a good indicator of her progress as a player.  

Prediction: Elena Rybakina will beat Elsa Jacquemot in straight sets. 

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