In the third round clash at the French Open 2021, World No. 9 and the 8th seeded Iga Swiatek will be up against World No. 31 and the 30th seed Anett Kontaveit.
|Tournament||French Open 2021|
|Match||Iga Swiatek vs Anett Kontaveit|
|Date||5th June, 2021|
|Prize Money||$136,787 (INR 1,00,04,396 approx.)|
Iga Swiatek vs Anett Kontaveit : Preview
Iga Swiatek continues her title defense in full force as she races into the third round with another quick wrap up. Swiatek won her opening round 6-0, 7-5 just under the 1.5 hour mark and followed it with another 6-1, 6-1 victory in the 2nd round just above the 1 hour mark.
With the second round victory, Swiatek is yet to drop a set in 9 matches at the French Open and will look to make it 10 in her upcoming match as she continues her amazing form on Clay this year.
Anett Kontaveit reaches the third round at the French Open for just the 2nd time in her 5 tournament appearances with her best result at the Roland Garros coming in 2018 when she reached the 4th round.
After a 3-set win in the first round where she dished out a bagel in the 3rd set, she comes in with a much comfortable victory in the 2nd round winning 6-2, 6-0 in just 51 minutes.
Iga Swiatek vs Anett Kontaveit : Head to Head
This will be the 3rd meeting between the duo and their first on Clay having played both of their previous matches on Hardcourts. Kontaveit emerged victorious on both the occasions with their last meeting taking place at the 2020 Australian Open. Anett Kontaveit leads the head-to-head tie 2-0.
Iga Swiatek vs Anett Kontaveit : Prediction
While both players are coming from rapid victories, it will be an interesting clash between the two. However, given the overall form Swiatek looks favourite to win the clash as she comes in with a 10-1 record on the clay for the season while Anett is 5-2. Anett will look to carefully play Swiatek’s serve and her powerful forehand with her massive top spin if she aims for the win.
Prediction: Iga Swiatek to win in straight sets in the 3rd round of the French Open 2021