One of the top players in the world will attempt to regain her characteristic form this fortnight in Paris when she steps across the net from Annika Beck on Monday afternoon. Agnieszka Radwanska, a former quarter-finalist at the French Open, will attempt to string together some much needed victories over the coming few days, and will start with the German, whom she has already faced on the tour previously. Radwanska leads the head-to-head series 1-0.
It has been a turbulent few months for Agnieszka Radwanska. The Polish No. 1 has been on a disappointing trend of surprise losses and upsets that were anything but normal from one of the craftiest players on the tour. Then, following a slew of shocking losses in her last few tournaments, Agnieszka Radwanska has announced her split with tennis legend Martina Navratilova. Since the start of the clay court season, Radwanska has gone 2-2 over two tournaments. She lost her first clay court match of the season to Sara Errani in Stuttgart then managed back-to-back wins in Madrid before losing to Caroline Wozniacki in decisive fashion.
However, if one believed Radwanska’s season to be a turbulent one, then Annika Beck’s latest downturn was an absolute disaster. The German is currently on a stunning six-match losing streak, including losses in four consecutive clay court openers. Overall, she holds three wins to her name in 2015. Most recently, she suffered an opening round loss to Klara Koukalova in Nuremberg.
This marks the second time that Radwanska and Beck will cross paths on the professional tour, with Radwanksa leading the head-to-head series 1-0 with a victory last season at Indian Wells. Given that she is up against an opponent who can barely win a match to save her life this season, Radwanska should have little trouble dispatching the German.
Prediction: Agnieszka Radwanska in Straight Sets