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

Eleventh seed Petra Kvitova will face veteran Elena Vesnina in the Second round of the French Open 2021.

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Petra Kvitova and Elena Vesnina
Petra Kvitova and Elena Vesnina

Petra Kvitova will take on Elena Vesnina in the Second-round of the French Open 2021. Kvitova is currently the World No.12 on the WTA rankings and Vesnina is the World No.1096.

Match Details:

TournamentFrench Open 2021
MatchPetra Kvitova vs Elena Vesnina
RoundSecond  Round
Date2nd  June, 2021
Prize Money$101,683 (INR 7,97,75,620 approx.)
VenueParis, France
SurfaceClay Court

Petra Kvitova vs Elena Vesnina: Preview

Petra Kvitova
Petra Kvitova

Kvitova has won 28 WTA Titles including four Grand Slams. 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 matches.

Coming into the second Grand slam of the year, she was not in the best of forms. In her first round match against Greet Minnen, she had to save a match point to come back in the encounter and post a win in three sets 6-7 7-6 6-1. She has the experience to put this match behind and move on with just the positives. Kvitova will face Russian Elena Vesnina in the second round.

Vesnina is thirty four and mostly plays doubles these days, but she might want to give the singles game one last go before retiring. Vesnina has played singles in just two clay court tournaments before the French open. At Madrid she had lost in the first round to Veronika Kudermetova and at the Italian Open she couldn’t qualify for the main draw. In the first round Vesnina defeated Olga Govortsova

Petra Kvitova vs Elena Vesnina: Head to Head

Elena Vesnina
Elena Vesnina

These two players have met twice on the tour before, and both matches have been won by Kvitova. 

Petra Kvitova vs Elena Vesnina: Prediction

Petra Kvitova
Petra Kvitova

Kvitova fought tooth and nail to win her first match in the French open. It shows her drive and winning mentality. Hopefully it will give her the confidence to push deep in the tournament.

Vesnina completely dominated her first round opponent, served aces and won 85% of her first serve points. But Kvitova is a different kettle of fish and Vesnina will soon know that. 

Prediction: Petra Kvitova will beat Elena Vesnina in straight sets.

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