Sofia Kenin vs. Iga Swiatek French Open Final Tennis Picks and Predictions 10/10/20
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Iga Swiatek vs. Sofia Kenin
Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 9:00 AM (French Open)
The Line: Sofia Kenin +147 / Iga Swiatek -167 -- Over/Under: 21.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Iga Swiatek and Sofia Kenin meet in the final of the 2020 tennis French Open.
Iga Swiatek is coming off a straight sets win over Nadia Podoroska that took 15 games to decide. In the victory, Swiatek won 70 percent of her first serve points and 67 percent of her second serve points. Swiatek won 69 percent of her total service points and converted on five of her nine break points. Swiatek got 53 percent of her first serves in play and saved four of her five break points. Swiatek has yet to drop a set this tournament and has lost no more than three gams in each of her last eight sets. Swiatek looks to win her first career WTA singles title. This is Swiatek’s second ever finals appearance, as her first came in last years Ladies Open Lugano. Swiatek has won six of her last seven matches on clay court.
Sofia Kenin is coming off a straight sets win over Petra Kvitova that took 22 games to decide. In the victory, Kenin won 67 percent of her first serve points and 42 percent of her second serve points. Kenin won 59 percent of her total service points and converted on four of her five break points. Kenin got 69 percent of her first serves in play and saved 10 of her 12 break points. Kenin has played 16 sets to get to this point, but she’s coming off possibly her best match of the tournament, beating the No. 11 player in the world in straight sets. Kenin looks to win her second career grand slam and the sixth title of her career overall. Kenin has won each of her last four final appearances. Kenin has won six of her last seven matches on clay court.
These two have played once in the past, which was in the 2016 Girls French Open, a match Swiatek won in straight sets. The match was decided in 22 games and took an hour and 42 minutes.
Swiatek has been lights out this tournament, as she hasn’t dropped a single set and has been more consistent with her serve. And while these two haven’t played each other in four years and were juniors at the time, Swiatek did win the match on this very surface which is worth something as well. However, with all that said, Kenin has the experience edge in this matchup and is a feisty player who is tough to bet against in the underdog role. You know Kenin is going to show up and not go down easily, as she has a fire in her belly that burns deep.
I like Kenin to win her second career grand slam.