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All eyes will be on Zhu Lin and Lauren Davis as they clash for the first time in their careers. While Zhu Lin enjoyed a spectacular start to the season, her recent form has been underwhelming. On the other hand, Davis is looking to turn around her dismal record at Roland Garros and build on some encouraging results in the lead-up to the tournament. Read our WTA French Open predictions in this article.
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Lin Zhu vs Lauren Davis – Match Predictions
2-0 to Lauren Davis
Based on their form leading up to the first round, it seems likely that Davis will come out on top in straight sets. While Davis has struggled at Roland Garros in the past, winning just one match in the last two years, she has found her form on clay in recent weeks. Earlier this year, Davis has won a title in Hobart and reached the semifinals in Reus and Strasbourg. In contrast, Zhu Lin has been struggling with four consecutive losses, all coming in straight sets. Given the Chinese ace’s recent form, we expect her to struggle to match Davis on the clay court.
Under 20.5 Games
We have to go back to the start of March to find a game involving Zhu that saw Over 20.5 Games. She has only twice once in this period, casting a dark shadow on expectations from her. With Davis accumulating six wins in her last three tournaments, going deep in tournament play with her resilience, it will be interesting how she tackles the Zhu problem. The Chinese ace has not gone past the first round of the French Open in her last three attempts and we expect it will be another early loss in Under 20.5 Games, as has been the case in her recent outings.
Lin Zhu vs Lauren Davis Preview
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the French Open.
The Chinese tennis player reached a career-best ranking of No. 33 earlier this year. She had a fantastic start to the season, winning 13 matches in the first six tournaments and clinching her maiden career title in Hua Hin. Zhu also knocked out top players like Maria Sakkari and Jil Teichmann at the Australian Open. Although she has been struggling lately, Zhu will be looking to turn things around in the first round of the French Open.
Davis has struggled at the French Open in the past. Out of her nine appearances at Roland-Garros, she has been eliminated at the first-round stage seven times. However, Davis has achieved some encouraging results in the lead-up to the tournament. She won a title in Hobart earlier this year and reached the semifinals in 125K tournaments in Reus and Strasbourg. The American will be hoping to build on this momentum and finally break her curse at the Parisian major.
Lin Zhu vs Lauren Davis Head to Head
This is the first meeting between Zhu and Davis on the WTA tour.
Lin Zhu vs Lauren Davis Match Details
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