Elise Mertens v Marie Bouzkova Live Streaming, Prediction & Preview for French Open 2022: Mertens Starting as the Odds-on Favourite

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Elise Mertens and Marie Bouzkova will face off in the second round of the 2022 French Open on Wednesday, May 25. Get the live streaming options of this Elise Mertens v Marie Bouzkova match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.

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Elise Mertens v Marie Bouzkova Head to Head

Bouzkova leads 1-0, last beating Mertens in the 2015 WTA Monterrey quarterfinal.

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Bouzkova in a Good Form

World No. 69 Marie Bouzkova was absolutely clinical in her 6-2, 6-1 win over Anastasia Gasanova in the French Open first round.

This is the first time in five attempts that the Czech has reached this stage in Paris; it is a personal best for her. Now, she has a solid chance of going further and posting her best results in a Grand Slam.

Bouzkova arrived in Paris with a tally of 21-8. She last played in the Madrid Open where she made it to round three as a qualifier – defeating Karolina Pliskova in the opener. The 23-year-old reached the same stage in Indian Wells, Monterrey, and was also a runner-up in the Guadalajara Open.

Marie has caused some serious waves this season and has done well to hold her own. Her defeats have come against fairly well-established players, barring a handful of shock losses to Ekaterina Alexandrova, and Varvara Gracheva.

On the doubles side of things, she won the Istanbul Cup with Sara Sorribes Tormo.

Mertens, in a Slump

With a tally of 11-9, Elise Mertens hasn’t had the best of the year. She has now dropped to the 32nd place in the ranking although, on the doubles tour, she is No. 2.

However, that may not be of much help when she takes on Bouzkova. The Belgian last played in Strasbourg where she fell in the quarterfinal to the 68-ranked Kaja Juvan. That, and a similar streak in St. Petersburg and the Australian Open were her singles highlights of the season.

Mertens lost in the opening matches in Dubai, Doha, Miami, Istanbul, and Sydney. A few of those losses came against top 10 players while the rest were rather surprising, notable against Rebecca Peterson, Linda Fruhvirtova, Jil Teichmann, and Daria Saville. There is no reason why Bouzkova cannot add herself to that list.

That said, she did win the Dubai International and reached the final in Doha and Miami Open with Veronika Kudermetova to maintain her dominance on the doubles circuit.

Here in Paris, she knocked out Elena-Gabriela Ruse with 6-3, 6-1.

Mertens v Bouzkova Prediction and Tip

Mertens may be the odds-on favourite but Bouzkova has a real chance of winning this one. She has some momentum, has had a few good matches, and can very well add to rusty, inconsistent Mertens’ misery.

Tip: Bouzkova to Win, Over 20.5 Games: 11/6 (Click Here to Bet with bet365)

The 2022 French Open will be played from May 22 to June 5. You can watch & bet on these matches here. Get your latest premium tennis predictions here.

About Chirag Dubey 1521 Articles
Chirag is a Bengaluru-based tennis fan and writer who brings as much love for the women’s game to the table as food.

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