Sloane Stephens vs. Camila Giorgi, Roland Garros R3 Preview

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Sloane Stephens continues her Roland Garros campaign on Friday when she takes on Italy’s Camila Giorgi. This looms as a danger match for the 13th seeded American, we all know that Giorgi’s best is very good, can the inconsistent Italian bring her A-game to this third round clash?

Sloane Stephens of the United States in action during her first-round match at the 2018 Roland Garros Grand Slam tennis tournament

Sloane Stephens has cruised through her first couple of matches in Paris. The American has dropped just 6 games across her first two matches, a 6-0 6-2 win over Arantxa Rus and a 6-2 6-2 win over Magdalena Frech. Stephens has been all business and looms as a genuine contender to win the title. Stephens has reached the second week in Paris on 4 previous occasions, Paris has been her most consistent Grand Slam event.

Camila Giorgi is into the third round in Paris for the first time courtesy of a pair of straight set wins. Giorgi started the week with a 6-3 6-2 win over Grace Min before defeating Maria Duque-Marino 6-0 6-3, It has clearly been a very favourable draw for Giorgi, her true level will be more clear on Friday against Stephens.

Interestingly it is Giorgi who holds a 2-1 head-to-head record over Stephens. The Italian has won the last two matches between the pair. The pair recently played in Sydney earlier this year where Giorgi won 6-3 6-0 over a lacklustre and out of form Stephens. It will be a very different Stephens on this occasion.

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