The French Open began on Sunday with some big matches. Day 4 brings even more entertaining duels as every player wants their hands on the title. Big names have already been eliminated like Angelique Kerber, Johanna Konta, Venus Williams, Dayana Yastremska, Anett Kontaveit, Madison Keys, and Markéta Vondroušová. Here are the Women’s best matches of day 4 of Roland Garros.
Daria Gavrilova vs Eugenie Bouchard
This will be their fifth encounter with both having two wins against each other. Gavrilova hasn’t played that much tennis due to injury, but surprised many when she took out Dayana Yastremska. On the other hand, the Canadian has been playing well for recent weeks and she is proving it on the big stage. It will be a great match as both have little to lose and will have a great opportunity to go to the third round of a Major. We have to also remember that Bouchard has had great success in this tournament before so it will be no surprise if she wins this match easily.
Tsvetana Pironkova vs Serena Williams
Pironkova surprised many at the US Open and will continue to do just that against Serena. Last time these two met the American took the win in three tight sets at the US Open. Williams will want to win in the chase of her 24 career Major title. No doubt this match will bring a lot of excitement and drama. Serena will dictate with her power, but Pironkova will try to answer back with her savvy form of play. This is a great battle of the moms and the Bulgarian will try and seek for revenge.
Sara Errani vs Kiki Bertens
Both of these players are great in clay courts so it will be an interesting and hard fought match. Bertens hasn’t played that well but will try to change that against Errani. The Italian came through the qualifiers and has looked well. Expect an even match while Kiki will use her power to dictate the points.
Bernarda Pera vs Amanda Anisimova
This will be their first encounter and it promises to be a good one. Pera is good in clay and feels comfortable. Anisimova is also good at clay as she won a tournament in clay and last year reached the semi-finals of the French Open. This match looks even ,but Anisimova will try and dictate with her heavy hitting.
Simona Halep vs Irina-Camelia Begu
This is a battle of Romanians as Halep looks like the stronger of the two. However, Begu is great in clay and can surprise anyone with her amazing shots. Although, Halep is in stunning form winning in Prague and in Rome. She is coming on a hot streak and looks tough to beat. This match looks like a great one, but Simona has a slight edge above her compatriot.
Victoria Azarenka vs Anna Karolina Schmiedlová
Azarenka is playing the best tennis since coming back on the tour. She looks amazing and like a serious threat to the other players. Schmiedlová is good in clay but will have to play lights out tennis to beat Victoria who looks incredible. Azarenka will use her power and force to win every point and looks like a heavy favorite in this match.
In conclusion, as the tournament continues to develop, so are the upsets. Players are now seeing that the field is open since some big names are not playing. Also, the conditions are different since it is being played at the end of the year. All of these things have to be put in consideration as it is a crazy year with crazy outcomes. All in all, these are some great matches to look forward for this Wednesday that promises to be full of great tennis.