World No. 54 Sorana Cirstea, of Romania, will face World No. 97 Martina Trevisan, of Italy, in the second round of the 2021 French Open on Wednesday, June 2. Get the live streaming options of this Sorana Cirstea v Martina Trevisan match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.
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Sorana Cirstea v Martina Trevisan Head to Head
This will be the first meeting between the two.
Cirstea Takes Out the 19th Seed
World No. 54 Sorana Cirstea defeated 19th seed Johanna Konta in the first round at Roland Garros on Monday. The 2009 French Open quarterfinalist, who came to Paris in terrific form, having won the title in Istanbul and finished runner-up at Strasbourg, needed just an hour and 30 minutes to dispatch the World No. 20, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2.
Konta, who reached the semifinals the only time she won her first-round match at the Paris major in 2019, was handed a sixth first-round defeat on Monday.
Both players broke each other twice in the first set, but it was the Romanian, who saved both the break points in the second set, while converting 2 of 3. Konta struck two more winners than Cirstea’s 19 in the match, but the Briton had 30 unforced errors compared to just 16 from the Romanian.
A two-time WTA winner and four-time finalist, Cirstea had come into the tournament with a 14-7 record this year. The 31-year-old, who ended 2020 as World No. 86, has climbed up the rankings following consistent performances throughout 2021.
Beginning the season by reaching the quarterfinals at the Grampians Trophy, she reached the third round of the Australian Open for the first time since 2017 (when she reached the fourth round). Cirstea defeated higher-ranked Patricia Maria Tig in the first round and then knocked out the ninth seed Petra Kvitova in the next before exiting Melbourne after a straight sets defeat to Marketa Vondrousova.
After a few quiet results following the Australian Open, Cirstea went on to clinch her first WTA title since 2008, by defeating Elise Mertens in the final in Istanbul. She then went on to reach the final in Strasbourg last week, defeating Venus Williams, Biaanca Andreescu and Magda Linette on the way, but was prevented from winning a second title in 2021 by Barbora Krejcikova.
Trevisan Finally Ends the Winless Streak
Facing Cirstea in the next round will be Italy’s Martina Trevisan, who finally won her first main draw match of the year by defeating Belgium’s Alison Van Uytvanck in a thrilling first-round contest on Monday.
The Italian, who was on a nine-match losing streak, including eight main draw matches this year, had not won since beating Kiki Bertens in the Round of 16 of the French Open last year. The left-hander was defeated by Iga Swiatek in the quarterfinals last year, and was 0-8 this year before she finally ended the skid at the same venue where it all started.
Trevisan needed two hours and 53 minutes to beat Van Uytvanck 7-5, 4-6, 6-4. The Italian didn’t hit a single ace and struck just 26 winners against the Belgian’s six aces and 35 winners. However, she converted 6 of 19 break point opportunities, while saving 9 of 14. The Italian made 41 unforced errors, three less than Van Uytvanck, and won 47% receiving points, winning a total of 120 points in the match that had 233 points played.
The left-handed Trevisan, who has nine ITF titles, reached a career-high ranking of 83 last year. But a disappointing 2021 season has seen her go down the rankings once again.
This year, the Italian lost to Yulia Putintseva in Abu Dhabi, Andrea Petkovic at the Gippsland Trophy, Ekaterina Alexandrova at the Australian Open, Caroline Garcia in Dubai, Nina Stojanovic in Monterrey, Ons Jabeur in Charleston, Aliona Bolsova in Saint-Malo and Yaroslava Shvedova in Rome.
She did win two matches this year though, defeating Arina Rodionova in the first qualifying round in Dubai and Mihaela Buzarnescu in the Billie Jean King Cup playoffs.
Last year, she had reached her maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal at the French Open. Coming through the qualifiers, Trevisan ousted Camila Giorgi, Cori Gauff, Maria Sakkari and Bertens in the first four rounds of her Roland Garros debut.
Sorana Cirstea v Martina Trevisan Prediction and Tip
Given Cirstea’s recent form, she should be the favourite to advance to the third round even though Trevisan seems to have found a bit of form on Monday.