French Open Tennis

Kayla Day vs Madison Keys Prediction and Odds: French Open 2023

Sparks will fly as the Roland Garros round 2 sees an all-American duel between the pretty inexperienced world number 138 Kayla Day and the favourite and world number 20 Madison Keys in. Which of these players will reign supreme at the end of this match?

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Kayla Day vs Madison Keys – Match Predictions

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

Madison Keys to Win 2-0

The world number 20 Keys loves the French Open. She reached the semifinals back in 2018 and made it at least to round 3 in 6 of her last 8 appearances. Keys comfortably won the only previous meeting between the two way back in 2016.

Day has never been higher in the world rankings than 122 and she is yet to show much potential on the WTA tour. She has never beaten a top 20 player in her career and we don’t think Keys will waste any time on the court as she will seek a quick win with her ambition being to go deep in this tournament.

Total Games: Under 20.5

With our next free betting tip, we expect the match to have fewer than 20.5 games in it. If we believe Keys will win in straight sets this is very likely. Day won just 2 games in the only previous meeting between the two. Never in her career Day was able to even win a set against a top 30 player, with the few such matches she has played all lost in straight sets and going well under 20.5 games. We can’t see this trend changing now.

Kayla Day vs Madison Keys Preview

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

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.

Day hasn’t faced a top 100 player since October last year as her low ranking hasn’t seen her take part in any WTA tournaments so far this year. She missed the main draw of the Australian Open.

Madison Keys

The world number 20 Keys warmed up for the French Open with only 2 clay tournaments after she reached round 3 of the Australian Open earlier this year and had a few other decent runs on hard surfaces. Keys made it to the quarterfinals at Charleston in her first clay tournament. Then she also reached round 4 in Rome.

Keys loves Roland Garros and she has been very consistent every time she travels to Paris. Made at least round 3 in 6 of her last 8 appearances at the French Open and in 2018 reached the semifinals.

Kayla Day vs Madison Keys Head to Head

Day and Keys met only once before. This was way back during the 2016 US Open when Keys ran away with an easy 6-1, 6-1 victory.

Kayla Day vs Madison Keys Match Details

Kayla Day vs Madison Keys

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