French Open 2021: Barbora Krejcikova vs Maria Sakkari Preview, Head to Head and Prediction for Roland Garros

Maria Sakkari and Barbora Krejcikova will lock horns in the semifinals of the French Open 2021 on Thursday.

French Open 2021
French Open 2021

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.

Match Details:

vsTournamentFrench Open 2021
MatchBarbora Krejcikova vs Maria Sakkari
RoundSemi-Final
Date10th June, 2021
Prize Money$453,940 (INR 3,40,45,500 approx.)
VenueParis, France
SurfaceClay Court

Barbora Krejcikova vs Maria Sakkari: Match Preview

Barbora Krejcikova
Barbora Krejcikova

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

Maria Sakkari
Maria Sakkari

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

Maria Sakkari
Maria Sakkari to win in three sets

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

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