Garbine Muguruza vs Ashleigh Barty, Birmingham SF Preview

WTA Aegon Classic, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Birmingham SF Preview
SF #2: (6) ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Garbine Muguruza vs ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Ashleigh Barty

Saturdayโ€™ second semi-final from the Aegon Classic in Birmingham sees the sixth seeded Garbine Muguruza take on this weekโ€™s shock semi-finalist: Ashleigh Barty. Garbine Muguruza will be aiming to reach her first final on a grass court since Wimbledon 2015 whilst Ashleigh Barty will be playing to reach her first ever final at a premier level event. In bizarre circumstances, both Muguruza and Barty secured their place in the semi-finals via a retirement, so both will enter this clash fresh, a first time meetings between the pair looms as a fascinating encounter.

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Petra Kvitova vs Lucie Safarova, Birmingham SF Preview

WTA Aegon Classic, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Birmingham SF Preview
SF #1: (7/wc) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Petra Kvitova vs ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Lucie Safarova

Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova will go head-to-head for the tenth time when they meet at the semi-final of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham on Saturday. Kvitova has dominated Safarova, winning all nine of their previous encounters, the majority of which have been in straight sets. Safarova will enter this match with nothing to lose having come through two matches this week where she was match points down, with a mindset of having nothing to lose, Safarova is a threat. Nevertheless, Kvitova will enter this match as a big favourite, Petra is full of confidence having not dropped a set this week and will be the fresher of the pair, having spent far less time on court than Safarova.

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Ashleigh Barty vs Camila Giorgi, Birmingham QF Preview

WTA Aegon Classic, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Birmingham QF Preview
QF #4: ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Ashleigh Barty vs (Q) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Camila Giorgi

Fridayโ€™s fourth and final quarter-final of the day at the Aegon Classic looms as the most open match of the day where a big opportunity presents itself to both Ashleigh Barty and Camila Giorgi to make a rare semi-final appearance at a premier level event. Grass is the preferred surface of both Barty and Giorgi, both have been playing great tennis this week and head into this clash full of confidence, this has the makings of a high quality, tight contest between two powerful strikers.ย 

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Garbine Muguruza vs CoCo Vandeweghe, Birmingham QF Preview

WTA Aegon Classic, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Birmingham QF Preview
QF #3: (6) ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Garbine Muguruza vs ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ CoCo Vandeweghe

Garbine Muguruza and CoCo Vandeweghe will renew hostilities when they collide at the quarter-final stage of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham on Friday. Vandeweghe has had the better of Muguruza in the past, Vandeweghe comfortably beat the Spaniard in straight sets at the quarter-final stage of the Australia Open earlier this year and has also won both of the previous matches between the pair on a grass court. A determined Muguruza will desperate to get a win over Vandeweghe here, it will be interesting to see if Muguruza can find a winning formula over the American on Vandewegheโ€™s most preferred surface, she is certainly capable.

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Kristina Mladenovic vs Petra Kvitova, Birmingham QF Preview

WTA Aegon Classic, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Birmingham QF Preview
QF #2: (5) ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Kristina Mladenovic vs (7/wc) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Petra Kvitova

A blockbuster quarter-final clash at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham sees an in-form Kristina Mladenovic come up against a resurgent Petra Kvitova. This promises to be an exciting first-strike battle between two players that love to dominant with their huge forehands. Kvitova has had a clear edge over Mladenovic in their previous few matches but the Frenchwoman has vastly improved in 2017 and bring better form and match hardness into this quarter-final clash. Kvitova has traditionally been one of the most competent players on grass, this match against Mladenovic is a great test for Kvitova to see where she is at early in her comeback to the tour after a horrific injury in the off-season.

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