French Open 2024 Day 3: Women's singles predictions ft. Victoria Azarenka vs Nadia Podoroska, Daria Kasatkina vs Magdalena Frech

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Victoria Azarenka will be in action on Day 3 of the French Open

Day 3 of the French Open 2024 will see the women's singles tournament end its opening round. Several top players will be in action, with Aryna Sabalenka facing Erika Andreeva while Elena Rybakina will face Greet Minnen.

Seventh seed Zheng Qinwen will face Alize Cornet in her swansong tournament while 14th seed Madison Keys will lock horns with Renata Zarazua. The likes of Daria Kasatkina and Victoria Azarenka will also be in action.

On that note, let's take a look at the prediction for some of the matches that will take place on Day 3 of the French Open.

#1 Victoria Azarenka vs Nadia Podoroska

Former World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka will face Nadia Podoroska in the opening round of the French Open. It will be the third meeting between the two, with the Belarusian winning both of their prior encounters.

Azarenka will enter the match at the back of a run to the quarterfinals of the Italian Open while Podoroska reached the second round in Rabat. The former World No. 1 has won 20 out of 30 matches so far this season while the Argentine has triumphed in just six out of 17 main-draw fixtures in 2024.

While Podoroska has had some of her career's best results at the French Open, Azarenka has produced some promising performances this season and there is a good chance of her coming out on top to reach the second round in Paris.

Predicted Winner: Victoria Azarenka


#2 Daria Kasatkina vs Magdalena Frech

Tenth seed Daria Kasatkina will face Magdalena Frech in the first round of the French Open. It will be the third meeting between the two, with the Russian winning both of their two prior encounters.

Kasatkina will enter the clay-court Major after a third-round exit at the Italian Open while Frech lost in the second round of the Internationaux de Strasbourg. The Russian has won 17 out of 27 matches so far in the 2024 season while the Pole has triumphed in just eight out of 20 fixtures.

Kasatkina's relatively better run of form makes her the overwhelming favorite to win and she should be able to come out on top because of her superior quality on clay.

Predicted Winner: Daria Kasatkina


#3 Angelique Kerber vs Arantxa Rus

Former World No. 1 Angelique Kerber will face Arantxa Rus in the first round of the French Open. It will be the very first encounter between the two.

Kerber will enter the clay-court Major following a fourth-round exit at the Italian Open while Rus suffered an opening-round defeat in Rabat. The German has won seven out of 17 matches so far this season while the Dutchwoman has come out on top in 10 out of 23 main-draw fixtures.

While Kerber is the lowest-ranked player out of the two, she has produced some promising performances in 2024 and she should be able to come out on top if she is at her best.

Predicted Winner: Angelique Kerber


#4 Mirra Andreeva vs Emina Bektas

Mirra Andreeva will face Emina Bektas in the opening round of the French Open. It will be the very first meeting between the two,

Andreeva will enter the match after a first-round exit at the Italian Open while Bektas won an ITF event in Japan. The Russian teenager has won 13 out of 21 matches so far in 2024 while the American is yet to win a main-draw fixture.

Mirra Andreeva has had some promising performances this season and will enter the match as the favorite to win. Given her talent, combined with Bektas' lack of victories on the WTA Tour, the Russian should have an easy run to the second round of the French Open.

Predicted Winner: Mirra Andreeva

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