Maria Sakkari vs Barbora Krejcikova French Open Tennis Picks and Predictions 6/10/21
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Barbora Krejcikova vs Maria Sakkari
Thursday June 10, 2021
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Barbora Krejcikova and Maria Sakkari meet Thursday in the semifinals of the 2021 tennis French Open.
Barbora Krejcikova is coming off a straight sets win over Cori Gauff that took 22 games to decide. In the victory, Krejcikova won 69 percent of her first serve points and 44 percent of her second serve points. Krejcikova won 59 percent of her total service points and converted on four of her six break points. Krejcikova saved seven of her 10 break points and has now won each of her last 10 sets. This is easily some of the best tennis we’ve seen from the 25-year-old. Krejcikova looks to make his first grand slam final appearance and her fourth final appearance overall. Krejcikova has won 10 straight matches on clay court.
Maria Sakkari is coming off a straight sets win over Iga Swiatek that took 20 games to decide. In the victory, Sakkari won 83 percent of her first serve points and 52 percent of her second serve points. Sakkari won 69 percent of her total service points and converted on three of her eight break points. Sakkari saved five of her six break points and hit five aces. Four of Sakkari’s five victories have come in straight sets. Sakkari looks to make his first grand slam final appearance and her third final appearance overall. Sakkari hasn’t made a final since the 2019 Morocco Open. Sakkari has won six of her last seven matches on clay court.
Krejcikova won the only match against Sakkari, which was this year in Dubai. The match was decided in straight sets and 21 games.
You could argue Krejcikova has played the cleaner tennis up to this point and the fact she won the only meeting gives her an edge. However, Sakkari is the better player overall and just made quick work of the player favored to win the tournament. At this point, Sakkari has to be the favorite to win the French Open.
Give me Sakkari.