The 15th seed Victoria Azarenka takes on former world number 9 Andrea Petkovic in the second round of the 2022 French Open on Wednesday, May 25. Get the live streaming options of this Victoria Azarenka v Andrea Petkovic match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.
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Victoria Azarenka v Andrea Petkovic Head to Head
Azarenka leads the H2H 3-1 with the most recent match taking place in Berlin (Grass) last year which Azarenka won in straight sets. Their 3 other matches took place between 2010 and 2013.
Azarenka In Second Round From Brink of Exit
Two time Grand Slam champion, Victoria Azarenka was on the brink of a shock first round exit when Ana Bogdan was serving for the match at 7-6, 6-5. Azarenka broke back to win the match in 3 sets.
Ana Bogdan had played very well through out the first two sets and Azarenka really had to dig deep. The match had 34 break points which indicates the intensity in the match.
Azarenka has a good record in Roland Garros reaching the semifinal in 2013 and quarterfinal twice in 2009 and 2011. She reached the round of 16 last year and lost to eventual finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
The Belarusian has had an mixed year with a 13-7 record, and 5-2 on clay. She is well prepared and will be confident to progress to next round.
Petkovic Has Eyes on an Upset
German tennis player Andrea Petkovic won her first round match quite comfortably against home player Oceane Dodin. Petkovic won 6-4, 6-2. Dodin was getting into the service games of Petkovic but was not able to convert while Petkovic had a 55% break point conversion rate.
The former top 10 player, had reached the semifinals of Roland Garros in 2014 and since then has reached the third round thrice.
Petkovic had only been able to play 5 matches on clay prior to this tournament and 4 of those were qualifiers. In 2021 she had a 14-8 record on clay winning the Cluj-Napoca title. She also reached the final of Hamburg on clay.
The German will have to play her best match of the season to stand a chance against Azarenka especially considering their H2H record.
Azarenka v Petkovic Prediction and Tip
Azarenka came through a much more difficult match than Petkovic. However it may have inadvertently helped Azarenka has she had to find a very high level to find a win and will head into the second round match with a lot of confidence. The former Australian Open champion should be able to win this match in straight sets.