Iga Swiatek vs Maria Sakkari French Open Tennis Picks and Predictions 6/9/21
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Maria Sakkari vs Iga Swiatek
Wednesday June 9, 2021
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Maria Sakkari and Iga Swiatek meet Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the 2021 tennis French Open.
Maria Sakkari is coming off a straight sets win over Sofia Kenin that took 16 games to decide. In the victory, Sakkari won 84 percent of her first serve points and 36 percent of her second serve points. Sakkari won 60 percent of her total service points and converted on six of her 10 break points. Sakkari was dominant when she got her first serve in play and she’s lost five or less games in three of her four matches. Sakkari looks to make her first career grand slam semifinal. Sakkari has won five of her last six matches on clay court.
Iga Swiatek is coming off a straight sets win over Marta Kostyuk that took 19 games to decide. In the victory, Swiatek won 74 percent of her first serve points and 47 percent of her second serve points. Swiatek won 62 percent of her total service points and converted on four of her 12 break points. Swiatek saved five of her seven break points and has yet to lose a set this tournament. Swiatek has now won 22 straight sets at the French Open. Swiatek looks to make her second career grand slam semifinal appearance. Swiatek has won 10 straight matches on clay court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
Sakkari is a worthy opponent who should be up to the challenge and has a shot if she keeps getting her first serve in play. However, Sakkari has been an average at best grand slam player for her career. Swiatek is also the defending champ of the French Open and has won 22 straight sets in this tournament. You can’t bet against her until she gives you a reason.
Give me Swiatek in straight sets.