Iga Swiatek vs Martina Trevisan
JS: Two unseeded players with absolutely nothing to lose. Swiatek at 19 has her whole future ahead of her and is tipped for big things. While Trevisan is 26-years-old and more of a veteran compared to her young opponent.
At 159 in the world Trevisan has punched above her weight to bring down the likes of fellow Italian Camila Giorgi, young star Coco Gauff, Maria Sakkari and probably the biggest scalp, Kiki Bertens. So, she will no doubt believe she can extend her dream run in Paris.
However, I am going to back the young Pole to win this. Swiatek was mightily impressive in her win against 2018 champion Simona Halep in her straight sets demolition. Whilst also putting out last year's beaten finalist Markéta Vondroušová, Hsieh Su-wei and Eugenie Bouchard.
Prediction: Swiatek in 3 sets.
E.L: Swiatek has been dominant throughout the tournament most notbaly beating Simona Halep in the previous round. Trevisan has pulled off some major upsets as well but I feel Swiatek has too much firepower.
Prediction: I'm going to say Swiatek in straight sets.
Elina Svitolina (3) vs Nadia Podoroska
EL: Podoroska is another player that has been causing some upsets having battled through the qualifying rounds. Svitolina looks like she is in fine form and has been playing some good tennis.
Prediction: My pick, based on experience, is Svitolina in straights.
J.S: Argentinian Podoroska put out the 23rd seed, Yulia Putinseva, in round two and also saw off Anna Karolína Schmiedlová, the conqueror of Venus Williams and Victoria Azarenka, in round three. So, she will be no pushover.
But that said, I concur with Elias, that Svitolina has that extra clay court experience so I would have to back her to achieve a first French Open semi-final.
Prediction: Svitolina in straight sets.
Ons Jabeur (30) or Danielle Collins vs Sofia Kenin (4)
JS: With rain having interrupted the scheduled fourth round clash between Jabeur and Collins, I would have to guess Jabeur would come out on top due to her relative ranking and experience. While the Tunisian impressively overcame the eighth seed Aryna Sabalenka in the third round.
But I think Sofia Kenin, having won this year's Australian Open, she is a step above both players. The American was so impressive in fighting back to beat Fiona Ferro 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 with some ferocious hitting. Meanwhile, the rain delay and back to back match days also won't help Jabeur/Collins.
Prediction: Kenin in straights.
E.L: Either Collins/Jabeur will find that Kenin is a dangerous player to come up against, especially after a decent run at the US Open. The American will have way too much firepower for either player.
Prediction: Kenin in two.
Petra Kvitova (7) vs Laura Siegemund
EL: This tournament has been full of upsets and Siegemund has been one of the players causing those upsets. Kvitova has been playing great and has dangerous shots off both wings. I think she will overpower the German.
My prediction is Kvitova in 2.
JS: At 32, Siegemund is an experienced operator having been on the Tour a while. The veteran overcame fellow German, Julia Görges, and Croatian, Petra Martić.
Although, the Czech has crept through the draw, she hasn't really faced any top players on her way to the last eight.
For this reason, I am going to back Siegemund to cause a surprise.
Prediction: Siegemund in 3 sets.