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?? (7) Sloane Stephens vs. ?? Polona Hercog
Sloane Stephens will be out to build on her impressive record at Roland Garros when she comes up against Polona Hercog at the third round stage on day 6 of the 2019 championships. Stephens and Hercog have had contrasting routes to the third round, Stephens has come through a pair of straight set matches whilst Hercog has battled through a pair of lengthy 3 set matches.
Stephens looks set for another straight set win here. Stephens has won all 3 of her previous matches against Hercog in straight sets, including a victory on clay in Madrid earlier this year. Stephens looks fresh and determined this tournament, she always raises her level at the majors and is very tough beat in this mood. Fatigue may be a factor for Hercog here given she has played a pair of marathon matches to get to this stage, a concern for someone who is very injury-prone. It is especially a concern in this match-up where Stephens will test Hercog physically. Expect Stephens to be too solid here, her consistent game is too much for Hercog to handle.