Maria Sharapova vs. Richel Hogenkamp, Roland Garros R1 Prediction

Roland Garros, R1 Prediction
?? (28) Maria Sharapova vs. ?? (Q) Richel Hogenkamp

Sharapova will look to make a statement in her opening round match in Paris when she comes up against Richel Hogenkamp in what looks like a pretty favourable opening round match-up for Sharapova.

Sharapova brings great form into this event having reached the quarter-finals in Madrid and the semi-finals in Rome over the last month. Importantly Sharapova is playing with the intensity that has taken her to the top of the game, Sharapova’s play over the last month has been the best tennis she has produced since her return to the tour over a year ago. Indeed this is the best positioned Sharapova has been to compete at a high level heading into a Grand Slam since her return.

Sharapova should be winning this match comfortably. Hogenkamp is solid but she has no real weapons to hurt Sharapova and she does not really have the defensive ability to really push Sharapova. This looks like a good match-up for Sharapova, I expect her to win this match without much fuss.

Prediction: Maria Sharapova to defeat Richel Hogenkamp in 2 sets
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