???? Roland Garros, R3 Prediction
?? (28) Carla Suarez Navarro vs. ?? Marketa Vondrousova
Expect a tough battle when Carla Suarez Navarro and Marketa Vondrousova go head-to-head for the first time with a place in the fourth round at Roland Garros up for grabs. Suarez Navarro has reached the second week in Paris on 5 previous occasions whilst Vondrousova will be aiming to break new ground in Paris. Vondrousova is the form teenager on tour at the moment and as a result she heads into this clash against the experienced Spaniard as a fairly clear favourite.
I’m going to go for the upset here and side with Suarez Navarro. I think the experience of Suarez Navarro will be key, she has a way of fighting through these types of matches against young opponents. Vondrousova likes to play with width and angles and that is something that Suarez Navarro also likes, it wont hurt the Spaniard as much as it hurts other opponents, in fact it may just work into the hands of Suarez Navarro. Carla’s defensive ability and stamina may well get her over the line and into another fourth round in Paris.