Danish No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki will start her campaign in the 2019 Roland Garros on Monday; to face the Russian Veronika Kudermetova in the first round. The match will take place on May 27 and will begin at 11:00 am local time (10:00 am BST). Get Caroline Wozniacki v Veronika Kudermetova live streaming options and preview here.
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Caroline Wozniacki v Veronika Kudermetova Head to Head
This is the first meeting between the two players on the WTA Tour.
Caro Coming in With Injury Concerns
The season so far hasn’t been kind to the former US Open champion. She started the season as World No. 3 but owing to a poor form and injury concerns, she eventually fell out of the top 10.
With the sole exception of her run in Charleston, where she was the runner-up, Wozniacki hasn’t made a noticeable impact on the tour yet.
In the Madrid Open and Italian Open, she succumbed to injuries and retired shortly after starting her first round match. In Spain, she retired to Alize Cornet at 3-0 while in Rome, she fell to Danielle Collins after winning the first set 7-6(5).
It is hard to imagine Wozniacki going the distance in Paris, given that she hasn’t had a lot of time to recuperate. Her chances are not slim although, her injuries will continue to dictate her form. The China Open winner has got a fairly easy bracket, with Karolina Pliskova being the only formidable opponent.
Kudermetova’s First Main Appearance in Paris
Veronika Kudermetova has made it to the main draw in Paris for the first time in her career. The 22-year-old Russian is now set to walk away with sizeable prize money, irrespective of the result here.
She has had a fairly better time than Wozniacki this season, at least in terms of the results. Kudermetova reached the quarterfinal in WTA Lugano and Istanbul – two clay tournaments and delivered a similar run in Nurnberg as well.
The unseeded Russian also won the 125K Series event in Guadalajara.
Wozniacki v Kudermetova Predictions & Tips
On paper, Wozniacki will start this match as the odds-on favourite to win. However, she is fighting injury concerns and can very well follow Angelique Kerber, who herself was in a similar situation and lost her opening game to Anastasia Potapova.
Kudermetova, aware of her opponent’s injuries woes, will bring her best game forward and do everything to make things difficult for the Dane. Expect an intriguing match here.
Tip: Under 20.5 games in the match: 19/20 (888Sport)