7th seed Aryna Sabalenka is set to take on America’s Madison Brengle in the second round of the Roland Garros
Aryna Sabalenka came back from a set down to beat France’s Chloe Paquet 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the first round in Paris. The Belarusian star has been in decent touch coming into the tournament.
In her previous tournament – the Italian Open, Sabalenka put on a great show to reach the semi-finals but lost to top seed and eventual champion, Iga Swiatek. She didn’t have a great outing at the Madrid Open and exited the event in the very first round after losing to Amanda Anisimova.
However, prior to Madrid, she did reach the finals of the Stuttgart Open in Germany – her best performance so far this year on the WTA tour.
Madison Brengle’s form coming into the tournament
World No.59, Maddison Brengle has been around on the WTA circuit for quite some time now. The American pulled off a comprehensive straight sets 6-1, 6-2 victory over Romania’s Mihaela Buzarnescu in the first round to set up a clash against Sabalenka.
Brengle isn’t in the greatest of touches coming into the tournament. She suffered a Round of 32 exit in Rome, last week. Her best performance so far this year came at the Qatar Open, where she reached the Round of 16 but eventually lost to fifth seed Gabrine Muguruza.
The 32-year-old will face an uphill task against Sabalenka in the second round in Paris.
|Date||Thursday, 26th May|
|Court type||Outdoor clay court|
|Watch||Sony Network and Sony LIV|
|Start time||To be announced|
|Venue||Stade Roland Garros|
|Match details||Second Round match|
Head to head and Predictions
Sabalenka and Brengle have faced each other two times in the past on the WTA circuit. On both occasions, the Belarusian star registered comfortable victories and leads 2-0 head to head. Sabalenka is the outright favourite in this encounter both in terms of form and rankings. We are predicting a comfortable straight sets victory for Aryna Sabalenka.
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