Radwanska sisters on collision course

29May 2013

Roland Garros

With the rain causing an unwelcome disturbance to yesterday's play, Abelson Info are back to preview a busy Day 4 at Roland Garros...

A chaotic day lies ahead in the French capital on Wednesday, as the remainder of the first round matches come to a conclusion while some of those lucky enough to have already made it through to the next stage are also back in action.


World number four Agnieszka Radwanska is an early starter, and she will hope to face few problems when taking on American Mallory Burdette.


The Polish ace breezed through the first round and dropped just two games en route to victory over Shahar Peer, and she can be confident of another comfortable morning's work against an opponent unknown to her as she revealed in a recent interview.


Considering she is a strong favourite, there is little value to be had in her match, but the same can't be said of younger sister Urszula, who faces Dinah Pfizenmaier after having conquered Venus Williams in the first round.


Radwanska came through a gruelling clash on the opening day of the tournament, and will now fancy her chances of progressing further against an opponent that ranks outside the world's top 100. At 1.7 she is worth an investment, and what greater incentive to win the match than knowing that an all-Radwanska meeting awaits in the next round.


Elsewhere, Brussels Open semi-finalist Jamie Hampton will be in confident mood ahead of her clash with world number 29 Lucie Safarova. The latter has been inactive through the last three major clay tournaments, while her American opponent will be buoyed by her run in the Belgian capital.


Nevertheless, she is still an outsider at 3.0, but may well be worth backing if current form is anything to go by.


Maria Kirilenko, Sabine Lisicki and Ana Ivanovic all take to the court on Wednesday, but the trio benefit from favourable draws that see them unlikely to encounter too many issues as they eye a place in the next round.


Caroline Wozniacki is also in action after proving her doubters wrong in her opening game, brushing British hopeful Laura Robson aside in straight sets. The world number 10 looked in determined mood as she makes changes off the court with her coaching set-up, but she may not find life as easy in her next match.


The Dane lost to Bojana Jovanovski in the round of 64 at the Foro Italico in Rome just over a week ago, losing a third set tie-break as she suffered an early exit. With their previous match also going the distance, it could be another troublesome evening for the star out on Court 7.


Weather permitting, both Serena Williams and Sara Errani will hope to bring the day's play to an end when they face wildcard entrant Caroline Garcia and Yulia Putintseva respectively.


The American is naturally strongly fancied to advance without breaking sweat, while Errani can be confident of being able to join her in the third round.


There is likely to be some more drama out on Court 2 though, as home favourite Virginie Razzano will hope to extend her tournament stay. She is last out on Court 2 against Zuzana Kucova, and with compatriot Gilles Simon on before her she can expect the locals to be out in force to back their players.


Recommended Bets:

Back U Radwanska to beat Pfizenmaier @ 1.72

Back Hampton to beat Safarova @ 3.0

Back Razzano to beat Kucova @ 1.75



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Keywords: Radwanska,Roland Garros

Source: Betfair

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