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Marketa Vondrousova and Alycia Parks will meet in the first round of the French Open. It presents an intriguing battle between Vondrousova, known for her crafty left-handed game, and Parks, who is making a name for herself with her powerful groundstrokes. Read our WTA French Open predictions in this article.
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Marketa Vondrousova vs Alycia Parks – Match Predictions
2-0 Marketa Vondrousova
Despite Parks being the higher ranks star, it is Vondrousova whom the oddsmakers seem to favor Vondrousova. This is on the back of the fact that the Czech star has already suffered a loss to Parks in their previous encounter. However, it’s important to note that it was on a hard court surface. As it stands, it is Vondrousova who has a proven track record at the French Open while Parks has not gone past the first round in grand slam events. On the other hand, Vondrousova has pedigree in the event as she was the beaten finalist in 2019.
Under 18.5 Games
Parks impressed in Rabat as she reached the quarterfinals, overcoming lower-ranked players. However, it was not enough as Lucia Bronzetti, ranked 102, dismissed her to reach the semi-finals. It was a straight-sets defeat where Parks could only claim two games. Given the American’s struggles on the clay court, Vondrousova should finish off the game early. She defeated Bianco Andreescu and Maria Sakkari in straight sets with ease, and this match should see a similar fate, finishing with under 18.5 games being played.
Marketa Vondrousova vs Alycia Parks Preview
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the French Open.
This season, the talented left-hander has showcased her skills with impressive performances, including reaching the semifinals in Linz and the quarterfinals in Adelaide. She has also made her mark in WTA 1000-level tournaments, reaching the fourth round in Indian Wells, Miami, and Rome. Although she has had some early exits at Roland-Garros in the past, it was here in 2019 that she achieved her best Grand Slam result by reaching the finals. However, there is a cause for concern as Vondrousova is making a comeback at Roland-Garros after overcoming a wrist injury that sidelined her for six months.
On the other hand, Parks has had a more inconsistent journey on the tour since winning her first WTA title in Lyon. She has struggled in recent tournaments, losing in the first round in eight out of her last 11 events. However, she did show some signs of improvement with a third-round appearance in Madrid and a maiden clay-court quarterfinal in Rabat. While she has climbed up the rankings to enter the top 50, she still lacks experience in Grand Slam events. Her only previous main draw appearance came at the 2021 US Open, where she fell in the first round.
Marketa Vondrousova vs Alycia Parks Head to Head
Alycia Parks won her first meeting with Marketa Vondrousova in the 2022 Angier Open in straight sets.
Marketa Vondrousova vs Alycia Parks Match Details
- When will this match start? The highly anticipated match between Marketa Vondrousova and Alycia Parks is scheduled to kick off at 12:00 GMT on 29 May.
- What is the prize money for Roland Garros in 2023? The total prize money available for all participants across the different competitions amounts to an impressive €43.9 million.
- Who are the top seeds of the French Open? The top seeds for the men’s and women’s singles events at the 2023 French Open are Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek.
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