French Open 2021: Petra Kvitova vs Greet Minnen Preview, Head to Head and Prediction for Roland Garros

Eleventh seed Petra Kvitova will play qualifier Greet Minnen in the first round of the French Open 2021.

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Petra Kvitova and Greet Minnen
Petra Kvitova and Greet Minnen

Petra Kvitova will take on Greet Minnen in the First-round of the French Open 2021. Kvitova is currently the World No.12 on the WTA rankings and Minnen is the World No.98.

Match Details:

TournamentFrench Open 2021
MatchPetra Kvitova vs Greet Minnen
RoundFirst Round
Date30th May, 2021
Prize Money$72,630 (INR 52,75,625 approx.)
VenueParis, France
SurfaceClay Court

Petra Kvitova vs Greet Minnen: Preview

Petra Kvitova
Petra Kvitova

Kvitova has a habit of coming good when it really matters. The 6foot tall Czech has won 28 WTA Titles including two Grand Slams, she won the Wimbledon in 2011 and 2014. Her best finish at the French Open has been reaching the Semi-final stage twice in 2012 and in 2020. Known for her outstanding hitting ability, great serve and intelligence on court, this player knows how to win big tournaments.

Coming into the second Grand slam of the year, she has an issue with her form and hasn’t had the results or the match practice she had hoped for. But she has the experience to deal with that. If she remains injury free, which can be difficult when you are thirty-one, she can go deep in this tournament. Her opponent in the first round of the French Open is Greet Minnen.

Minnen is a twenty three year old upcoming player from Belgium. She earned her place in the main draw of the French Open by successfully negotiating three qualifying rounds. This will be her second consecutive appearance in the main draw of the French Open. She mostly concentrates on the ITF circuit but had recently played in a WTA event L’Open 35 de Saint-Malo and reached the second round there. 

Petra Kvitova vs Greet Minnen: Head to Head

Greet Minnen
Greet Minnen

These two players have met twice on the tour before and Kvitova ran out winner on both occasions. So Kvitova leads the head to head 2-0. 

Petra Kvitova vs Greet Minnen: Prediction

Petra Kvitova
Petra Kvitova

This kind of a relatively easy match, with due respect to Minnen, sets up Kvitova’s campaign nicely. Kvitova should look to go out and win comprehensively. Minnen can only hope for a result here. Kvitova should win easily. 

Prediction: Petra Kvitova vs Greet Minnen in straight sets. 

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