???? Roland Garros, QF Prediction
?? (8) Ashleigh Barty vs. ?? (14) Madison Keys
Two of the WTA tours most exciting young stars will go head-to-head for a spot in the Roland Garros semi-finals when Ashleigh Barty comes up against Madison Keys. This is an extremely important match for both players, both will enter this match genuinely expecting to win and with genuine title aspirations in Paris.
I’m going to give the edge to Barty. The extra variety and superior consistency of the Aussie should see Barty come through this match. Keys has a tendency to struggle against (quality) versatile opposition, Barty certainly falls into this category. Barty has the slice backhand to cause Keys all types of problems, Keys struggles with low balls and can be thrown off her game by opponents like Barty who can bring the American into all types of awkward positions. Meanwhile Barty also has the firepower to take care of points when she is in control. This looks like a good match-up for the red-hot Aussie.