World No. 68 Katerina Siniakova will take on World No. 85 Tamara Zidansek in round three of the 2021 French Open on June 4.
|Tournament||French Open 2021|
|Match||Katerina Siniakova vs Tamara Zidansek|
|Date||4th June, 2021|
|Prize Money||$136,787 (INR 1,00,04,396 approx.)|
Katerina Siniakova vs Tamara Zidansek: Preview
The 25-year-old comes into match after having played two back-to-back three set matches in round one and two. Her biggest performance on the clay this season came in Parma, where she beat Caroline Garcia and Serena Williams to reach the semifinals. In March, she also managed to reach the quarterfinals in Istanbul. With seven wins out of 10 on the clay in 2021, she will fancy her chances to make the fourth round of the French Open for the second time in her career.
On the other hand, the Slovenian comes into match high on confidence after upsetting former US Open winner Bianca Andreescu in three sets. In the second round, she beat Madison Brangle in two sets. She too has played bulk of her matches on the clay this season, winning 12 matches out of 16. She kicked off her clay swing by reaching the finals of Bogota. Later on, she entered events in Madrid and Rome as a qualifier, only to be downed in the opening round itself. Nonetheless, Zidansek is making her maiden third round appearance in Paris.
Katerina Siniakova vs Tamara Zidansek: Head to Head
The two players met have met once on the main tour in 2020 at Prague, where Zidansek won the contest in three sets on the clay.
Katerina Siniakova vs Tamara Zidansek: Prediction
Both players have spent adequate time on the dirt this year. That said, Siniakova struggled to win only 41% of her returns points, in comparison to Zindansek’s 55%. Perhaps, this could be a deciding factor in their match up too. At the moment, a three-setter is likely, but the Czech girl might have a slight edge in this clash.
Match Prediction: Katerina Siniakova should win in three sets.