In the first round of the French Open 2022, World No. 6 and the 6th seed Ons Jabeur will take on World No. 56 Magda Linette.
Ons Jabeur vs Magda Linette: Match Details
- Tournament: French Open 2022
- Match: Ons Jabeur vs Magda Linette
- Round: First Round
- Date: 22nd May 2022
- Venue: Paris, France
- Surface: Claycourt
- Prize Money: €62,000
Ons Jabeur vs Magda Linette: Preview
Ons Jabeur reaches Paris in red-hot form having made it to the quarter-finals of all claycourt events she played. After a runner-up finish in Charleston followed by a quarter-final in Stuttgart, Ons won the WTA-1000 Madrid Open and then finished runner-up at the WTA-1000 Italian Open losing to World No. 1 and defending champion Iga Swiatek in the finals. Ons made the 4th round in Roland Garros in her last two appearances and has a 13-9 record in Paris.
Magda Linette has been in mediocre form coming into this year’s French Open. With a couple of ITF events in between WTA events, the Pole is yet to cross the quarter-final hurdle this season across all surfaces. She last played in the WTA-250 Strasbourg Open where she lost in the quarter-finals to Angelique Kerber. Linette lost in the 3rd round of the French Open last year and it was Jabeur who showed her the exit, a good motivating factor for this year’s match. Magda is 6-9 in French Open.
Ons Jabeur vs Magda Linette: Head-to-Head
This will be the fifth meeting between the duo who last met in the second round of the 2022 Miami Open with Ons clinching the match in straight-sets to record her third consecutive win and take a 3-1 head-to-head lead against Linette.
Ons Jabeur vs Magda Linette: Prediction
Ons will come into the tie with a career claycourt record of 137-55 and is 17-3 on the surface this season while having a season record of 25-8 across all surfaces. Magda will take the court with a career claycourt record of 91-89 and is 9-6 on the surface this season while having a 14-3 season record so far.
Looking at these numbers and considering their form in the 2022 season, Ons looks the clear favourite to move into the second round. Linette’s inconsistency and the Tunisian’s great form at the moment make it too obvious to not root for the World No. 6.
Prediction: Ons Jabeur to win in two sets.
Ons Jabeur vs Magda Linette: Live Stream Details for Roland Garros
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