Roland Garros, R1 Prediction
?? (3) Garbine Muguruza vs. ?? Svetlana Kuznetsova
I have to side with Muguruza here. Muguruza is the type of player that always raises her level and her intensity at the Grand Slam level. It is true that Muguruza has very rarely played her best tennis in 2018 but Roland Garros has been the most successful tournament of her career having reached at least the fourth round in her last 4 appearances in Paris and of course winning the title in 2016. This is a good match-up for Muguruza who has won the last 5 matches between the pair. Kuznetsova’s form has been poor in 2018. Given all this, I can’t go against Muguruza but it may be a struggle.