French Open 2022: Karolina Muchova vs Maria Sakkari preview, head-to-head, prediction, odds and pick | Roland Garros

Karolina Muchova vs Maria Sakkari
Karolina Muchova vs Maria Sakkari

Match Details

Fixture: Karolina Muchova vs (4) Maria Sakkari

Tournament: French Open 2022.

Date: 25 May 2022.

Round: Second round (Round of 64).

Venue: Paris, France.

Category: Grand Slam.

Surface: Outdoor clay.

Prize money: €21,256,800.

Live telecast: USA - Tennis Channel, NBC Sports and Peacock TV | Canada - TSN | UK - Eurosport | India - Sony Ten

Karolina Muchova vs Maria Sakkari preview

Karolina Muchova at Mutua Madrid Open
Karolina Muchova at Mutua Madrid Open

Karolina Muchova and Maria Sakkari will square off in the second round of the French Open on Wednesday.

Muchova, a former World No. 19, suffered a setback at the start of the 2022 season as she wasn't able to compete at the Australian Open due to an abdominal injury.

The Czech returned to action at the Miami Open, where she pulled off victories over Tereza Martincova and Leylah Fernandez to make it to the round of 32. However, the same abdominal injury she suffered at the start of the season resurfaced and forced her to retire from her third-round match against Naomi Osaka.

Muchova returned to action at the Madrid Open, where she lost in the second round to Belinda Bencic. She then lost in the first round of the Italian Open to Petra Martic.

She looked in much better touch during her first-round match against wildcard Carole Monnet at the French Open. The World No. 81 converted five out of 12 break points to win comfortably in straight sets.

Fourth seed Maria Sakkari admitted she suffered a small bout of nerves in her first round 6-2 6-3 win over Clara Burel at the French Open on Sunday but promised to improve so her parents will get to see her in the later stages of the tournament.

Maria Sakkari, meanwhile, made an excellent start to the 2022 season. She made the final of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy and the Indian Wells Open in California, falling short to Anett Kontaveit and World No. 1 Iga Swiatek respectively.

She failed to carry her momentum into the clay season, losing early in Stuttgart and Madrid, and only managed a quarterfinal finish at the Italian Open

At the 2022 French Open, the Greek got off to a solid start with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Clara Burel.

Karolina Muchova vs Maria Sakkari head-to-head

Muchova and Sakkari are tied at 1-1 in the head-to-head. Muchova won their last encounter at the 2021 Madrid Open 6-0, 6-7(9), 7-5.

Karolina Muchova vs Maria Sakkari Odds

Player NameMatch OddsHandicap Bets Total Games
Karolina Muchova+205+6.5(-435)Over 20.5(-120)
Maria Sakkari-250-3.5(-125)Under 20.5(+112)

Karolina Muchova vs Maria Sakkari prediction

The 25-year-old Czech has a reputation for upsetting the big seeds in the early rounds of tournaments. While she beat Naomi Osaka in Madrid last year, she got the biggest win of her career at the 2021 Australian Open, beating Ashleigh Barty in the quarterfinals. Muchova is known for her aggressive playing style, as she likes to dictate points from the back of the court. But she possesses tremendous versatility and has the ability to finish points off at the net.

Sakkari, meanwhile, seems to be finding her footing on clay at the riight time. She is also a great mover and can grind opponents down with her physicality and endurance.

Ultimately, she should prove to be too strong for the Czech and advance to the third round.

Pick: Sakkari to win in straight sets.

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Edited by Keshav Gopalan
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