Day 6 saw yet another stunning upset, world number three Agnieszka Radwanska bundled out of the tournament by Ajla Tomljanovic. Day 7 has the best lineup on womens side thus far, I am really looking forward to several matches today..
(5) Petra Kvitova vs. (27) Svetlana Kuznetsova
First up on Court Philippe Chatrier is Kvitova vs Kuznetsova, this promises to be one of the match of the day. Kuznetsova has had an admirable resurgence back up the rankings in recent months. The Russian has had a solid clay court season and will come into this match as the slight favourite.
Kivtova had a good run in Madrid where she reached the semifinals but was knocked out in her opening match in Rome and Stuttgart. The Czech has been solid in her opening two matches and can take confidence into this match knowing that she has never lost to Kuznetsova.
Kvitova has won all three of their previous encounter, the most recent of these was this season at Indian Wells where Kvitova won the third set 6-0. I think Kvitova will win this match with a somewhat similar scoreline
Prediction: Petra Kvitova to defeat Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2 4-6 6-1
(11) Ana Ivanovic vs. (23) Lucie Safarova
This promises to be a very entertaining match with a number of swings in momentum.
Ivanovic comes into this match having played the better tennis in the last few weeks. Ivanovic is now widely considered as one of the favourites to go all the way in Paris but Safarova will be no easy beat. Safarova survived an almighty scare in the second round, giving up a 5-2 30-0 lead against Casey Dellacqua in the second set to lose it 7-5. Safarova rallied to take the third set 6-3, a gutsy effort.
Interestingly Safarova has won the last 4 matches against Ivanovic. Ivanovic won their only meeting on clay, which came back in 2008 at Roland Garros. This is a real real danger game for Ivanovic, Safarova is certainly capable. It will come down to who is able to step up and dominate the rallies.
I really hope Safarova wins, I think she can win but Ivanovic is certainly the favourite heading into the match
Prediction: Ana Ivanovic to defeat Lucie Safarova 3-6 6-2 6-3
Other match predictions:
(10) Sara Errani to defeat Julia Glushko in straight sets
(28) Andrea Petkovic to defeat Kristina Mladenovic in straight sets
(15) Sloane Stephens to defeat (22) Ekaterina Makarova In three sets
(4) Simona Halep to defeat Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor in straight sets
(26) Sorana Cirstea to defeat (6) Jelana Jankovic in three sets
Silvia Soler-Espinosa to defeat (Q) Kiki Bertens in straight sets