Badosa vs Juvan: prediction for the WTA French Open match
Paula Badosa failed to achieve a positive result in two previous tournaments at Madrid and at Rome, getting eliminated in second rounds. Spaniard complained about health issues. But she has nowhere to retreat now - she needs to defend ranking points for the quarter-final of Paris tournament.
Spaniard managed to win the first match at Roland Garros pretty quickly. She don't want to waste too much energy in first rounds. Paula crushed Fiona Ferro by a 6:2, 6:0 score. Badosa didn't lose a single game at her serve, giving no break-points to her opponent.
Kaja Juvan participated at Strasbourg tournament last week. In the final of that competition Slovenian player suffered a heartbreaking defeat to Angelique Kerber (6:7, 7:6, 6:7).
Juvan surely left much energy at Strasbourg, so her performance in the first round of Roland Garros was far from perfect. In the first set of the match against Selekhmeteva Slovenian player had to comeback from three setpoints. In the second set Juvan was 0:5 down, but eventually she prevailed over young Russian player.
Only in one of five latest matches of Badosa more than eight games were played
In three of five latest matches of Juvan more games were played in the second set than in the first one
It is obvious that Kaja Juvan is exhausted now. Only opponent's mistakes in crucial moments of the match helped Juvan to record a victory in the first round. A World No. 2 player won't give a victory away so cheaply. Badosa put up an outstanding performance in the match against Ferro, so we are expecting another win from the Spaniard.
Our prediction - Badosa to win with a handicap of (-5) games
In the first round Badosa lost only two games to her opponent. Paula tried to finish that match as soon as possible. We are expecting another confident victory from the Spaniard.
Our second bet is on total under 19 games