Yulia Putintseva vs Sloane Stephens - French Open Tennis Prediction and Pick 5/28/24

Yulia Putintseva vs Sloane Stephens

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva will square off against former finalist Sloane Stephens in the first round of the 2024 French Open. The match is scheduled for Tuesday, May 28, 2024. Here's our Yulia Putintseva vs Sloane Stephens prediction.

Yulia Putintseva vs Sloane Stephens Preview

Yulia Putintseva is back in the Top 40. It’s been a long time coming. She has been on a tear in 2024, earning an impressive 22 wins in all competitions. She reached four WTA quarterfinals, one of which was at the WTA 1000 in Madrid, where she held match points against her more accomplished countrywoman, Elena Rybakina. With five Top 20 wins this season, Putitnseva is definitely a dangerous floater in the Roland Garros main draw, but will she scale her opening-round test against the former finalist?

It's been nine years since an American woman won Roland Garros. In that time, Sloane Stephens was the one player who came close to ending that drought. She was one set away from winning the 2018 tournament until Simona Halep completed a comeback. She has since reached the second week of the French Open four times, including a pair of quarterfinals. This year, Stephens has warmed for the tournament by winning in Rouen-her eighth career title. But she’s been out of form and has lost her last four matches at all levels.

Yulia Putintseva vs Sloane Stephens Head-To-Head

• Putintseva leads Stephens 4-3 in their head-to-head.

• They last played on clay at the 2024 Italian Open. The Kazakhstani won in straight sets.

• Putintseva is 8-3 on clay in 2024, while Stephens is 9-5 on the same surface and with one title this season.

Yulia Putintseva vs Sloane Stephens Prediction

To me, this is the pick of first-round matches in the women’s draw. Two players who fell just short of securing a seeding position at the tournament. Putintseva is just a nightmare draw, no matter how you look at it. Yes, Stephens has a great track record of playing her best tennis at the French Open, but the Kazakhstani has so much variety in her game to trouble her. Expect drop shots and moon balls in huge supply, with a slight edge on Putintseva.

 

 

Nur’s Pick Yulia Putintseva ML

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