WTA French Open, 2nd round: Garcia v Radwanska (15:45)

Radwanska leads their previous matches  2-1. Their last one was in February last year. Radwanska won in 3 sets on a hard court.  All their matches have gone to a deciding set. Radwanska won their only match on clay in 2014.

Garcia won the title last week so if this turns into another of their long matches it could favour Radwanska. Clay isn’t her strongest surface but she has a respectable record at the French Open despite being knocked out in the first round last yea by Annika Beck in 3 sets.

I am going with Radwanska to win this in 3 sets.  Lay set 1 winner.

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WTA French Open, 2nd round: Makarova v Wickmayer (13:00)

Head to heads are 1-1. They haven’t played since 2011 when Makarova won in straight sets on clay in Madrid. Wickmayer’s win was also on clay. She won in 2 sets in 2009.

Makarova reached the fourth round last year but she is really struggling to find some consistency on the dirt in 2016. Conditions in Paris are quite slow  due to all the rain and that doesn’t help her too much.

Wickmayer isn’t breaking any record on clay this year either.  Before her first round win over Dulgheru her only wins on this surface in 2016 were in Fed Cup.  She lost in the first round last year to Svitolina.

Makarova starts around 1.45 . She needed 3 sets to beat  Lepchenko in the last round and it won’t be a surprise if this one goes the distance too.

Back Makarova if Wickmayer gets an early break.

 

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ATP French Open, 1st round: Mahut v Berankis (13:30)

Their head to head record is 3-3. Mahut has won their last 2 with the most recent being in 2014 on an indoor hard court. They have never played on clay.

Mahut reached third round last year. He recently beat Cuevas in Rome.

Berankis won a title in a Challenger last month on clay.

This match can go either way so value is on Berankis at the start. I would give Mahut a slight edge to win in 4 or 5 sets

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