???? Roland Garros, R1 Prediction
?? (17) Anett Kontaveit vs. ?? Karolina Muchova
Anett Kontaveit will face a tough opening round test at Roland Garros against rising-star Karolina Muchova. Kontaveit will need to be at her best if she is to get through this tricky test. Muchova has a versatile game that has already challenged and beaten some of the top players on tour. Muchova notably upset Garbine Muguruza at the US Open last year and will look to add Kontaveit to her list of scalps in Paris.
Nevertheless, I’m going to give the benefit of the doubt to Kontaveit here. At her best, Kontaveit is one of the best players in the world, she is reaching her prime at the moment and really needs a breakthrough run at a Slam, perhaps this is her chance in an open field. To Kontaveit’s credit she has been very consistent at the majors, winning the matches she should win, I think this will be another one of those wins, but it wont be easy. Kontaveit’s superior firepower and movement on this surface should eventually see her through.