French Open Tennis

Anna-Karolina Schmiedlova vs Kayla Day Prediction and Odds: French Open 2023

Sparks will fly as the Roland Garros round 3 sees two players outside the world’s top 99 fight for the right to go into the second week of a Grand Slam for the first time in their careers. The world number 138 Kayla Day just got the biggest win of her career but the world number 100 Schmiedlova is also riding high on the wave of success right now. Which of these players will reign supreme at the end of this match?

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Anna Karolina-Schmiedlova vs Kayla Day – Match Predictions

With both players eyeing a second-round spot, these are our predictions and tips for this match:

Set 1 After 2 Games 1-1

Our first prediction for the Schmiedlova vs Day clash is that after the first two games the result will be 1-1. We believe that to be the case as both players have shown envying focus so far early in their matches. Both Schmiedlova and Day held their first serves in both of their matches so far. We also factor in the fact that both these players are not among the best returners on the tour, both rank outside the top 150 in terms of return efficiency so we can see the early proceedings producing a 1-1 result on the scoreboard.

Total Games: Under 21.5

With our next free betting tip, we expect the match to have fewer than 21.5 games in it. Both of Schmiedlova’s wins so far stayed well below that figure as she won easily in straight sets. With Day, her round 1 match also stayed below 21.5 games and only against Keys, the world number 20, she went the distance. Considering that for both players 5 of their last 7 matches prior to the tournament had fewer than 22 games, we think this is likely to happen again now.

Anna Karolina-Schmiedlova vs Kayla Day Preview

Our Schmiedlova vs Day predictions are out of the way; let’s explore both players’ recent form ahead of this competition.

Anna Karolina-Schmiedlova

Schmiedlova caused an upset in round 1 when she eliminated the 11th seed Kudermetova 6-3, 6-1. She then beat the lucky loser Bolsova in round 2, again in straight sets, to reach only her second-ever round 3 of a Grand Slam. She did that again at Roland Garros in 2020.

Schmiedlova has had a tough year so far but in general, her best results are on clay and she’s certainly coming to life when it comes to that surface. She has 3 WTA titles and 2 other finals, all those coming on clay. In 2021, she reached 4 quarterfinals, again all on clay surfaces.

Kayla Day

Kayla Day reached the main draw via the qualifying tournament and then in round 1 she beat the French veteran Maldenovic 7-5, 6-1. This was a solid display from Day but once again it was a match against a player currently outside the world’s top 100. However, in round 2 she stunned her fellow American and the world number 20 Keys, beating her 6-4 in the decider.

Day has never before been so deep at a Grand Slam and these are uncharted waters for her. Also, her win vs Keys in the previous round was her first match against a top 100 player since last October as between then and now she’s been playing mainly at Challengers.

Anna Karolina-Schmiedlova vs Kayla Day Head to Head

This will be the first-ever meeting between the two players.

Anna Karolina-Schmiedlova vs Kayla Day Match Details

Kayla Day vs Madison Keys

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