Maria Sakkari, 17th seed at French Open 2021 will face the Czech, Barbora Krejcikova in the semifinals on Thursday. Sakkari is ranked 18th in the world, whereas, Krejcikova is ranked 33rd in the WTA Rankings.
|vsTournament||French Open 2021|
|Match||Barbora Krejcikova vs Maria Sakkari|
|Date||10th June, 2021|
|Prize Money||$453,940 (INR 3,40,45,500 approx.)|
Barbora Krejcikova vs Maria Sakkari: Match Preview
Barbora Krejcikova defeated the American, Coco Gauff in straight sets in the quarterfinals of French Open. The Czech has been in amazing form in Paris, and has dropped just one set so far. She defeated Kristyna Pliskova in three sets in the first round, followed by a straight sets victory over Ekaterina Alexandrova. The Czech defeated fifth seed, Elina Svitolina in the third round, followed by a straight sets victory over Sloane Stephens in the last 16.
Maria Sakkari has also dropped just one set so far at the French Open 2021. The Greek defeated Katarina Zavatska in straight sets in the first round, followed by another straight sets win against Jasmine Paolini in the second round. She was tested in the third round, as she had to grind out a three set victory against Elise Mertens. In the fourth round, she defeated Sofia Kenin, followed by a win over defending champion, Iga Swiatek in the quarterfinals.
Barbora Krejcikova vs Maria Sakkari: Head-to-Head
The duo have faced each other twice, with Krejcikova winning on both occasions. Their last meeting was at the Dubai Open 2021, where the Czech won in straight sets.
Barbora Krejcikova vs Maria Sakkari: Match Prediction
There is not much to separate the two players ahead of their semifinal clash on Thursday. Both players will be well rested, as they scored straight sets victories in the quarterfinals. Sakkari has been ruthless in her matches, and has overpowered her opponents on most occasions. On the other hand, Krejcikova has been patient and forces a lot of unforced errors from her opponents. The match is expected to be a three set affair, with the 17th seeded Greek just emerging on top.
Match Prediction: Maria Sakkari to win in three sets