Roland Garros, R2 Preview
🇺🇸 (10) Sloane Stephens vs. 🇵🇱 (Q) Magdalena Frech
Sloane Stephens cruised through her opening round match in Paris and will be a strong favourite to do the same thing on Wednesday when she takes on Poland’s Magdalena Fresh in the second round. Stephens is a contender that seems to be flying under the radar the moment, the American has played good tennis in recent times and has what it takes to win big events, Sloane will be one of the tougher players to beat in Paris.
Sloane Stephens was totally untroubled in her opening round match at Roland Garros, the 10th seed claimed an emphatic 6-2 6-0 win over Arantxa Rus. Stephens has proven her ability to win big tournaments over the last year by winning the U.S Open and the Miami Open, this means Stephens must be considered a real contender in Paris.
Magdalena Frech is into the second round of a Grand Slam for the first time in her career. The Pole secured her spot in the second round with a gutsy 6-3 3-6 6-3 win over Ekaterina Alexandrova. It has been a long week for Frech who has already played 4 matches to reach this stage after winning 3 tough matches in the qualifying draw.
This will be the first career meeting between Stephens and Frech, a match that Stephens will be expected to win comfortably but Frech is in career best form and has nothing to lose here.