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French Open Day 5 Women’s Predictions Including Elena Rybakina vs Linda Noskova

Elena Rybakina at the French Open

We close out the second round today and the early stages of this year’s French Open have delivered both brilliant matches and set us up well for the remainder of the event. As always, we here at LWOT will preview and predict every match. Who do you think will complete the Round of 32 lineup?

French Open Day 5 Predictions

Mirra Andreeva vs Diane Parry

Glenys Furness: An exciting prospect this match-up. Young Mirra has not dropped a set yet and came through qualifying. The 16-year-old had a stunning run in Madrid and after qualifying received a text from Brit Andy Murray which she then credited as the reason she dominated Riske in the first round. Parry had a great first-round win too, taking out 25th seed in straight sets. Four years older than Andreeva, this is the standout match for me.
Prediction: Andreeva in 2

Yeshayahu Ginsburg: Mirra Andreeva burst onto the scene in Madrid, and she’s making waves yet again. The young Russian phenom probably has too much for Diane Parry, too.
Prediction: Andreeva in 2

Jack Edward: The hype around Mirra Andreeva is real. She is consistently pulling off wins against lower-ranked players, consistently holding her own against higher-ranked players and is a threat to go far at this tournament. Diane Parry will give her a very different look in her particularly heavy one-hander, however I don’t think it will faze the Russian enough over the course of three sets.
Prediction: Andreeva in 3.
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Lauren Davis vs Lesia Tsurenko

Glenys: Tsurenko impressed with a first-round win over 2021 champion and 13th seed. The straight-sets victory continued the form the Ukranian has shown coming into the event. Davis had some good lower-level tour wins leading up the Paris, including a semifinal. The American has found some form here, not sure it will be enough though
Prediction: Tsurenko in 3

Yesh: Lauren Davis looks in solid form, but she’s never loved the clay. Tsurenko, meanwhile, hasn’t lost to a player outside the Top 10 since back in March. I’ll stick with the Ukrainian.
Prediction: Tsurenko in 2

Jack: After Lesia Tsurenko took out Barbora Krejcikova, this is a great opportunity for either her or Lauren Davis to make a good run here. I was particularly impressed with Tsurenko’s movement against the Czech—there is a good reason the Ukrainian was previously in the top 25 in the world. She should be able to outmanoeuvre Davis.
Prediction: Tsurenko in 2.

Bernarda Pera vs Donna Vekic

Glenys: Surprisingly these two have met once before, and the American took the win. However, that was on hard and this is on clay. Vekic is seeded and should level up the head-to-head here. Vekic will have the crowd support as the more high-profile name.
Prediction: Vekic in 2

Yesh: Donna Vekic has so much potential, but injuries and circumstances have kept her from ever really realizing it. She’s in fine form at the moment, though, and is better than Pera––and certainly on clay.
Prediction: Vekic in 2

Jack: Bernarda Pera isn’t quite carrying that aggressive air on return that took her to two consecutive titles at the tail end of last year. In that form, she might have been considered the favourite against Donna Vekic but, as it stands, the Croat should be able to dominate the majority of the rallies.
Prediction: Vekic in 3.
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Elena Rybakina vs Linda Noskova

Glenys: The fourth seed is favourite for the match and eased through the first round here. Noskova didn’t have too difficult a match in the first round either. First meeting of these two. Can’t really see beyond Rybakina for the victory here
Prediction: Rybakina in 2

Yesh: Elena Rybakina looks on a mission once again. Will the Wimbledon champion go all the way here? Maybe. But she’s definitely getting through this one.
Prediction: Rybakina in 2

Jack: Elena Rybakina may not be a completely sure-fire bet on a clay-court but she’s up against a fellow power player in Linda Noskova. Generally, when it comes to who can hit the ball harder, the Kazakhstani stands the tallest.
Prediction: Rybakina in 2.


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