‘Look for fireworks’ – Chris Evert on Serena Williams third round French Open clash

Chris Evert believes the third round match between Serena Williams and Danielle Collins at the 2021 French Open could be a “clash of the titans”.

No. 8 seed Williams will play world No. 50 Collins in the round of 32 at Roland Garros on Friday.

Williams defeated Mihaela Buzarnescu in the second round, while Collins beat Anhelina Kalinina.

Ahead of the third round matchup, Eurosport expert Evert said: “Serena is coming back pretty quickly – before this tournament she only had three matches.

“She’s looking better and better, moving smoother on the clay, and she’s being patient. In the next match against Danielle Collins, look for fireworks because this is a feisty young player.

“Danielle has come on strong, she hits the ball hard and flat and you will feel her presence on court. It will match Serena Williams – they are both strong-minded and we could have a clash of the titans in that match. I’m really looking forward to it.”

It will be a second career meeting between the two Americans – with Williams winning the previous encounter at the WTA Yarra Valley Classic in February.

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