French Open Tennis

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Elise Mertens Prediction and Odds: French Open 2023

An interesting fixture is on the cards as Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Elise Mertens go toe-to-toe with each other on Sunday. Which of these players will advance to the quarter-final of the French Open?

The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with the bookmaker before placing the bet.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Elise Mertens – Match Predictions

With both players battling for a quarter-final spot, these are our predictions and tips for this match

Elise Mertens to Win

To be fair, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has held her own against players like Anastasia Potapova and Liudmila Samsonova in this tournament. However, she needed three sets in order to defeat those two. While the Russian player has put up some fairly decent results in recent weeks, she hasn’t been that dominant. On the other hand, Elise Mertens is coming off an impressive straight sets victory over World number 3 Jessica Pegula; she has beaten all three opponents in straight sets so far. As a matter of fact, Mertens has won eight consecutive matches across singles and doubles, and all of those victories were in straight sets. Taking everything into account, we are backing the Belgian player to win this match.

Over 20.5 Total Games

Next, let’s take a look at the over/under games market. It’s fair to point out that three of Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova’s last four singles matches ended in maximum sets, and they all went comfortably over 20 games. Although Elise Mertens won all of her previous matches in this tournament in straight sets, Pavlyuchenkova won at least one set in all of her last seven matches. That said, we don’t expect this to be a one-sided contest; and that’s why we’re taking the over option.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Elise Mertens Preview

How have these players fared in this tournament? Let’s take a look at both players’ recent results.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova’s Roland Garros draw has not been an easy one; she took on Linda Fruhvirtova, Liudmila Samsonova and Anastasia Potapova in the first three rounds. This will be another challenging tie for the Russian, as she faces Elise Mertens; it’ll be interesting to see if she can advance to the quarter-final at the expense of her Belgian opponent.

Elise Mertens

On the other hand, Elise Mertens went up against Jessica Pegula, Maria Camila Osorio Serrano and Viktoria Hrunkacova in the first three rounds; she didn’t have too much trouble dispatching these opponents in straight sets. The former World number 12 will look to continue her fine form as she goes up against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Elise Mertens Head to Head

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will take on Elise Mertens for the third time in her career today; the head-to-head between these players is currently tied at one win apiece.

  • 26/06/17 Pavlyuchenkova won 2-1 (Eastbourne Open, Grass)
  • 22/04/17 Mertens won 2-0 (Billie Jean King Cup, Indoor Hard)

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Elise Mertens Match Details

French Open Format 2023

  • Between Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Elise Mertens, who is the favourite? Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is the slight favourite to win this match at the time of writing.
  • On which surface will this match be played? The Pavlyuchenkova vs Mertens match takes place on an outdoor clay court.
  • Is it possible to watch the French Open 2023 in the UK? Of Course. This match will be available on Discovery+ for fans in the United Kingdom.

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