?? Roland Garros, R4 Prediction
?? (3) Garbine Muguruza vs. ?? Lesia Tsurenko
All signs point to a Muguruza here.
Firstly, It is the Spaniard who is much better suited to the conditions in Paris. Clay is Muguruza’s most dangerous surface. The former champion has an awesome record in Paris, her powerful game is able to penetrate through the court better than anyone else on the tour. Conversely, clay is Tsurenko’s least successful surface.
Secondly, it is Muguruza who is far more experienced on the big stage and at this stage of a Grand slam. Muguruza always raises her game at these events whilst Tsurenko has a poor record at Grand Slam events and is playing in the round of 16 at a Grand Slam for just the second time.
Muguruza should be too powerful. The Spaniard has far more dangerous weapons and will thrive on the solid, consistent game of Tsurenko. Expect Muguruza to win pretty comfortably, there is no reason why she shouldn’t.