French Open women's final preview: Barty or Vondrousova for the glory?

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French Open women's final preview: Barty or Vondrousova for the glory?

The Court Suzanne Lengles will determine the first joy for Ashleigh Barty or for Marketa Vondrousova. The two players reached their historic Roland Garros final after two neurotic and dramatic semi-finals. A more than fair prize for two young girls who are playing a great season.

But who will win the Parisian title? To achieve this final Barty had to defeat rivals like Andrea Petkovic, Sofia Kenin, Madison Keys and Amanda Anisimova. Vondrousova, nineteen years-old, beat opponents like Carla Suarez Navarro, Anastasija Sevastova, Petra Martic and Johanna Konta.

This will be a very unpredictable and balanced final. The mental factor will make the difference, as we have already seen in the dramatic semi-finals, between nervous breakdowns, moments of glory and blackouts. The fear of losing and such an important stage will be a very important factor for two protagonists who have played a great tournament, but who arrived unpredictably in the final, starting on the eve as outsiders.

Barty, despite being a tennis player who adapts well to fast surfaces, has shown that she can play well even on clay courts, and perhaps her greater experience could make the difference. Vondrousova will have her chances and she will have to exploit a good attitude for the clay-courts and all the light-heartedness of her nineteen years-old.

In the head-to-head Barty leads 2-0, but for the women's singles final at Roland Garros 2019 the previous matches between the two players will count for nothing. Barty has already won the Miami Open this year against Karolina Pliskova, and lost in Sydney against Petra Kvitova.

Vondrousova played two finals this year, in Budapes and Istanbul, losing to Alison Van Uytvanck and Petra Martic respectively. Roland Garros women's final - Percentages: Ashleigh Barty 51% Marketa Vondrousova 49%