TennisSection previews the 2021 French Open as Sloane Stephens meets Barbora Krejcikova in the Round of 16 on Monday, June 7th 2021.
Will Barbora Krejcikova be able to cause another big upset here at Roland Garros as she looks to enter the Quarter-finals? Will Sloane Stephens continue her strong form as she shows us that she still can play incredibly well and has a chance to rise up the rankings again? Both players can win this match if they are playing at their best, but only one will make their way to the Quarter-finals of the 2021 French Open. Who will it be?
Barbora Krejcikova will be very happy with her Round of 32 performance, knocking out one of the highest seeds left in Elina Svitolina in dominant straight sets fashion 6-3/6-2. Barbora Krejcikova was just dominant from start to finish in that match, constantly changing up her return of serve to keep Elina Svitolina on her toes and guessing of what she has to do next. Barbora Krejcikova is not very well known and she has been in great form here in Paris, but now she will have to raise her level even more to beat Sloane Stephens who has been in even better form this week at the 2021 French Open. Can you make your way to the Quarter-finals?
Sloane Stephens also put on a solid performance in the Round of 32, beating a seeded player in Karolina Muchova in straight sets 6-3/7-5. Sloane Stephens is showing us some tennis which we have not seen from her in a few years and it is great to see because when she was at the top of her game, she was so hard to beat. Sloane Stephens is a great player who just needs to find the consistency and confidence in her game, and here at Roland Garros she is definitely on the right road to get back to this level of play. Sloane Stephens will have to play at a very high level here to beat Barbora Krejcikova, but we all know she can if she’s confident.
Sloane Stephens and Barbora Krejcikova have never met before, with this being their first encounter. Although Barbora beat a much tougher opponent in the previous match, I think the experience of Sloane Stephens will prevail here. Sloane Stephens is getting back to a strong level and she still has the game we all know and love, therefore she will see this side of the draw as a great chance for her to potentially make the Quarters of Semi-finals of the 2021 French Open. She will do this by beating Barbora Krejcikova in the Round of 16.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Sloane Stephens to Win.