S. Williams vs Errani by Tennisguy
They have met 8 times and all the meeting where won by Serena. That being said in their last meeting on clay at the Fed Cup Errani did manage to put up a good fight even though she did lose 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-3. Also Williams with the exception of her first match here she has always lost the first set here at the French Open and I think that could possibly be the case today as well.
Errani has defeated Riske 7-6(1), 2-6, 6-0, Witthoeft 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, Petkovic 6-3, 6-3 and Goerges 6-2, 6-2. She had a pretty though start with some problems here and there but got better in the 3d and 4th round so I am hoping she will be even better now. I don't think she can actually win this meeting because Williams always finds way to regroup when she is in though situations and when that happens Errani won't be able to handle that much power.
Williams defeated Hlavackova 6-2, 6-3, Friedsam 5-7, 6-3, 6-3, Azarenka 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 and Stephens 1-6, 7-5, 6-3. She was very sluggish in the first set of her last 3 matches and I think Errani could take advantage of that if it happens again.
To me the most likely scenario is that Errani will take the first set but even if that doesn't happen overall she has the ability to take a set form Williams and the odds for her doing that are very good.
|Sara Errani (+1.5 Sets)||Pinnacle||3.55||8||2-0 LOST (-8 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.