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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Aryna Sabalenka Predictions & Tips - Sabalenka set to win in straight sets at the French Open

  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Aryna Sabalenka predictions & tips
  • The French Open third round match is being played on Friday
  • Aryna Sabalenka beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2 6-3 in April
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Aryna Sabalenka beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2 6-3 in April (Getty Images)
John Eastwood 02 Jun 2021
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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Aryna Sabalenka Predictions


Aryna Sabalenka was too good for Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in Madrid in April. Another straight sets win is expected at the French Open.

  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has lost in straight sets in 4 of her last 5 matches against top 10 players.
  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has lost in straight sets in 10 of her last 13 matches against top 10 players on clay courts.
  • Aryna Sabalenka is 1-0 against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on clay, winning 6-2 6-3 in April 2021.
  • Aryna Sabalenka has won in straight sets in 8 of her last 10 matches.

Head to Head


Aryna Sabalenka is 1-1 against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Pavlyuchenkova won 3-6 6-3 7-5 at the 2019 Canadian Masters on a hard court.

Sabalenka won the latest encounter, 6-2 6-3 in the 2021 Madrid Masters semi-finals in April.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Stats


Nationality: Russia
Age: 29 (3 July 1991)
Height: 5'9" (176 cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 32
Career High: 13 (July 2011)
Career Singles Titles: 12
2021 Singles Titles: 0
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
French Open Best Result: Quarter-Finals (2011)

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Form


Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova failed to reach a quarter-final in her first seven tournaments in 2021.

The 29-year-old broke the duck in Madrid, beating Madison Keys, Karolina Pliskova, Jennifer Brady and Karolina Muchova before a 6-2 6-3 defeat to Aryna Sabalenka in the semi-finals.

Pavlyuchenkova has had few problems in the French Open. She beat World No.95 Christina Mchale 6-4 6-0 in the first round and World No.76 Ajla Tomljanovic 6-2 6-3 in the second round.

Aryna Sabalenka Stats


Nationality: Belarus
Age: 23 (5 May 1998)
Height: 5'11" (182cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 4
Career High: 4 (May 2021)
Career Singles Titles: 10
2021 Singles Titles: 2
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
French Open Best Result: Third Round (2020)

Aryna Sabalenka Form


Aryna Sabalenka has been in great form in 2021 and climbed to a career high World No.4. She won in Abu Dhabi in January but had to wait until April to reach another final.

That came in Stuttgart where she lost 3-6 6-0 6-3 to World No.1 Ashleigh Barty. The 23-year-old turned the tables in her next tournament in Madrid, beating Barty 6-0 3-6 6-4 in the final.

Sabalenka competed in Rome where she lost to tournament winner Cori Gauff 7-5 6-3 in the second round.

The Belarusian has faced some a tricky tests at the French Open but hasn't lost a set. She won 6-4 6-3 against former World No.20 Ana Konjuh in the first round and 7-5 6-3 against compatriot Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the second round.
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Verdict

Aryna Sabalenka has a great chance to reach the French Open final. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova struggles against top 10 players and is expected to lose in straight sets.

Best Bet: Sabalenka Win 2-0 Set Betting @-158.73 at BetMGM - 3 Units

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