Cirstea and Jankovic will meet today in one of the most interesting matches from the 3rd round of Roland Garros; the serbian is considered by the bookies as the big favorite of this match but Cirstea has a positive H2H with the serbian, winning 4 of the previous 6 encounters, including the ones that have been played on clay: RG in 2009 and Rome in 2012, both victories coming in 3 sets. Cirstea has fond memories about this tournament; RG is the only Grand Slam where she reached the quarterfinals, and clay is her favorite surface, so she is always a difficult opponent even though this year she has been far from her best. Jankovic is playing good tennis, but not that good to consider the game to be out of Cirstea's reach. Jelena has had a tumultuous first two matches here, even though her adversaries have been rather modest: Kurumi Nara and Sharon Fichman. All in all I think this match will provide a closely fought battle, I think there's a good chance we'll have a decider, so if my scenario is correct, Cirstea should be able to cover this handicap.
|Cirstea +4,5 games
||0-2 LOST (-8 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.