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

Seventeenth seed from Greece Maria Sakkari will go up against the Qualifier from Ukraine Katarina Zavatska in the First round of the French Open 2021.

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Maria Sakkari and Katarina Zavatska
Maria Sakkari and Katarina Zavatska

Maria Sakkari will face Katarina Zavatska in the First-round of the French Open 2021. Sakkari is currently the World No18. on the WTA rankings and Zavatska is the World No.129.

Match Details:

TournamentFrench Open 2021
MatchMaria Sakkari vs Katarina Zavatska
RoundFirst Round
Date31th May, 2021
Prize Money$72,630 (INR 52,75,625 approx.)
VenueParis, France
SurfaceClay Court

Maria Sakkari vs Katarina Zavatska: Preview

Maria Sakkari
Maria Sakkari

Sakkari had started the year well by reaching the Semi-finals of the Gippsland trophy. In between she had some mixed results. And then finished the hard court stretch of the season on a high by reaching the Semi-finals of the Miami Open. On clay court, the Greek has not been able to reproduce that kind of form.

She lost to Petra Kvitova at Stuttgart, at Madrid she was defeated by Karolína Muchová, and at the Italian Open she was beaten by the American teenager Coco Gauff. In the first round she will face Qualifier Katarina Zavatska from Ukraine. This twenty one year old player last played in a WTA event at the Dubai Open.

In Dubai she had qualified into the main draw and got beaten by Jil Teichmann in the very first round. She came into the French Open Qualifiers having participated in ITF Tournaments. In the qualifiers, she won three rounds, to book her place in the main draw of the event. In her last round of qualifier she beat  Anastasia Gasanova. 

Maria Sakkari vs Katarina Zavatska: Head to Head

 Katarina Zavatska
Katarina Zavatska

These two players haven’t met on the tour before so the head to head stands at 0-0. 

Maria Sakkari vs Katarina Zavatska: Prediction

Maria Sakkari
Maria Sakkari

Sakkari is a powerful player who serves well and is a good receiver. She should have little trouble dispatching this little known player Zavatska. Zavatska on her part will want to take this as a learning curve. 

Prediction: Maria Sakkari will beat Katarina Zavatska in straight sets. 

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