Twenty-three-time major champion Serena Williams will meet Pironkova again in a rematch of their Quarterfinals clash in US Open 2020. Thirteen years after their first clash, Williams and Pironkova will go head to head in round two, three weeks after they met in the quarter-finals of the US Open, in what was the Bulgarian’s first event in three years, having retired and had a baby before deciding to return.
On that occasion, Williams came from behind to win in three sets and though she has won all five of previous meetings, the 39-year-old is ready for another battle.
“She’s playing well, but I am too,” the 23-time Grand Slam champion said. “ I’m ready to play her. She’ll be ready to play me. It will be a long match, she will get a lot of balls back, but so [will] I. I’ll be ready.”
The match will be streamed Live in India on Disney+ Hotstar.
French Open Round 2 Live : Coco Gauff takes on Martina Trevisan
Coco Gauff will have to deal with being favourite to beat Italy’s Martina Trevisan. Expectation and hype surrounds Gauff everywhere she goes and the 16-year-old deals with it in an incredibly mature way. Her potential and her even temperament were on show as she beat ninth seed Johanna Konta in straight sets in round one but on Wednesday she will be the favourite when she plays Trevisan of Italy.
Trevisan advanced when fellow Italian Camila Giorgi retired injured in the second set and will test Gauff’s nerve.
“I definitely have a little bit more experience playing in these conditions,” she said. “I guess now I kind of know what works for me because all the way down to the clothes, at first I wasn’t going to wear the leggings in my match. At the last second I put them on. So now I know that that works for me. That’s what I’m going to do with the next match.”
French Open Round 2 : US Open Champion Dominic Thiem ready for another tough one against Jack Sock
Having won the US Open for his first Grand Slam title earlier this month, Thiem has to deal with the pressure of being the hunted but if his first-round win over Marin Cilic is anything to go on, he is handling it just fine. On Wednesday, though, he faces something of an unknown quantity. Sock is a a man he knows well, but the American is making his way back toward the top rungs of the game after a couple of years in the wilderness, hit by injuries.
Having qualified for the main draw, Sock may just be thinking back to 2015, when he reached the fourth round and took a set off Rafael Nadal. But he is also realistic as he prepares to face the Austrian, who has been runner-up to Nadal in each of the past two years.
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In the Indian Sub-Continent, French Open will be broadcasted LIVE on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports Select 2.
The tournament will also be streamed LIVE on Disney+ Hotstar.
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