WTA French Open, Third Round: Bencic v Vekic

Due to start at 3:30 pm

Bencic 1.79, Vekic 2.24

Bencic has won both their previous matches. They last met in New Haven, USA in August 2014. She won in straight sets on a hard court. The other was on grass in 2014.

Overall results are a little better for Bencic in the last 12 months and also in 2019. They are pretty even on clay in the last year.

Bencic lost a set to Siegemund in the last round. She was broken 6 times. It was a really tough battle and she will gain a lot of confidence from coming through it with the win. She was pretty comfortable in her first round win over French Wild Card Jessika Ponchet. Bencic reached the semi finals in Madrid earlier this month beating Osaka in the quarter final.

 

 

Vekic easily lost the first set to Peterson in the last round but lost just 2 games in the next 2 sets.  She only faced 2 break points in her first round won over Italian qualifier Ludmilla Samsonova. She reached the third round in Madrid and retired in the third set against Martic. She also reached the quarter finals in Stuttgart in April.

We have a good chance of 3 sets. Back Bencic around 2.10 or wait for her to be broken before backing her.

 

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