TennisSection previews the 2023 French Open first-round match featuring Aryna Sabalenka vs. Marta Kostyuk on Sunday, May 28, 2023
Sabalenka vs Kostyuk Match Details
Where is the match taking place: Aryna Sabalenka vs. Marta Kostyuk will take place at the Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France, for the 2023 French Open.
What is the start time: Aryna Sabalenka vs. Marta Kostyuk start time (TBD)
How can I watch: The match will be telecast live on Eurosport – UK, NBC & Peacock – USA, SuperSport – Africa.
Sabalenka vs Kostyuk Head-to-Head
Aryna Sabalenka leads Marta Kostyuk 1-0 in their head-to-head. She won that match at the 2022 Dubai Championships in straight sets.
Sabalenka vs Kostyuk Prediction
Second seed Aryna Sabalenka has drawn quite possibly the most daunting unseeded player in the draw in Marta Kostyuk. And the current tension between their countries only adds to the intrigue and this will be a tempestuous affair in the first round of this year’s French Open. Sabalenka could become the first player to win successive Grand Slams since Naomi Osaka won the 2018 US Open and the 2019 Australian Open if she emerges victorious in a fortnight’s time. The Belarusian has warmed up nicely for the second Major of the season by winning the Madrid Open at the start of May, beating her biggest rival and tournament favorite Iga Swiatek. While Marta Kostyuk doesn’t possess the firepower to match Sabalenka (not that many players do), she’s able to grind and works her socks off from the baseline. However, the Ukranian is 0-13 against the world’s top 10 for a reason (0-6 in the last 12 months). Her best tennis just won’t match up with Sabalenka’s consistency and aggression. The World No. 2 should open up her French Open account with a convincing win.
Free Tennis Prediction and Pick: Aryna Sabalenka in 2 sets (-400)
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