2021 French Open Quarter-Final – Elena Rybakina vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Elena Rybakina vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on and what time does it start? Tuesday 8th June, 2021 – not before 12:15 (UK)

Where is Elena Rybakina vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova taking place? Stade Roland Garros, Paris

What surface is Elena Rybakina vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova being played on? Clay (outdoor)

Where can I get tickets for Elena Rybakina vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova? Click here for the latest ticket information

What channel is Elena Rybakina vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on? Both ITV and Eurosport will be showing live coverage of the French Open so it is worth checking their schedules

Where can I stream Elena Rybakina vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova? ITV Hub, Eurosport Player & Amazon Prime Video (in France only)

THE PREDICTION

World number 22 Elena Rybakina shocked the world when she beat Serena Williams in straight sets on Sunday but the Kazakh has been threatening a victory like that for some time and she has yet to drop a set at Roland-Garros. The 21-year-old faces world number 32 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova for the first time here in what should be a fascinating quarter-final. 29-year-old Pavlyuchenkova has fought tooth and nail to reach her seventh Grand Slam quarter-final via incredible wins over Belarusian stars Aryna Sabalenka and Victoria Azarenka but the Russian has not yet made it past this stage of a major tournament. Rybakina’s raw power versus Pavlyuchenkova’s fierce hustle should make for a really entertaining match and a winner looks hard to call on form. Take Rybakina to win at least a set seeing as she has a perfect record so far but this could go either way.

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