Svetlana Kuznetsova vs Taylor Townsend, Miami R3 Preview

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(7) ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Svetlana Kuznetsova vs (Q) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Taylor Townsend

2016 Miami runner-up Svetlana Kuznetsova continues her quest to go one step better in 2017 when she faces Taylor Townsend in the third round of the Miami Open on Sunday. Kuznetsova is in great form having reached the final in Indian Wells last week and enjoys the conditions in Miami. Her opponent on Sunday, Taylor Townsend is playing some of her best tennis in recent times and will dangerous heading into this match with nothing to lose.

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Angelique Kerber vs Shelby Rogers, Miami R3 Preview

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(1) ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Angelique Kerber vs ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Shelby Rogers

World number 1 Angelique Kerber will continue her Miami Open campaign on Sunday where she will take on American Shelby Rogers in the third round. Kerber made a scrappy start in Miami on Friday, labouring past Ying-Ying Duan. Kerber often struggles in her opening round matches, but if she can get through some tough early matches she becomes more dangerous as the tournament progresses. Kerber will have another tough early test against Shelby Rogers, an opponent with big

weapons to really challenge Kerber.

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Karolina Pliskova vs Yulia Putintseva, Miami R3 Preview

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(2) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Karolina Pliskova vs (27) ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Yulia Putintseva

An intriguing third round clash at the Miami Open sees Karolina Pliskova take on Yulia Putintseva, a match-up that features a huge contrast in styles and characters. Karolina Pliskova towers over Putintseva, literally. The second seed has the big weapons at her disposal and a reassuring calm attitude. Whilst Putintseva has some of the best defensive skills on tour and one of the most volatile attitudes. All makes for an interesting match.

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Dominika Cibulkova vs Kirsten Flipkens, Miami R3 Preview

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(4) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Dominika Cibulkova vs ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Kirsten Flipkens

Kirsten Flipkens has shown some vintage fighting form in Miami, coming through two extremely tough matches to set up a third round clash with the fourth seeded Dominika Cibulkova on Saturday. Cibulkova enjoys the conditions in Miami, the Slovakian raced through her opening round match in Miami and will be confident heading into this third round match having won the last two matches against Flipkens.

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Samantha Stosur vs Ashleigh Barty, Miami R2 Preview

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(14) ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Samantha Stosur vs (wc) ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Ashleigh Barty

An all-Australian battle on Friday at the Miami Open sees Samantha Stosur come up against Ashleigh Barty for the very first time. Sam Stosur has been a mentor and an idol for Ashleigh Barty, so it will be interesting to see how the in-form Aussie goes against the experienced Stosur. The heavy conditions in Miami should suit Stosur, but Barty has the advantage of already playing a match where she beat Bouchard in the opening round whilst Stosur received a bye into the second round.

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Roberta Vinci vs Taylor Townsend, Miami R2 Preview

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(25) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Roberta Vinci vs (Q) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Taylor Townsend

An interesting first-time match-up sees Roberta Vinci and Taylor Townsend go head-to-head in the second round of the Miami Open. Roberta Vinci will be beginning her Miami Open campaign after receiving a bye into the second round, whilst Taylor Townsend has already won three matches after coming through the qualifying draw. Roberta Vinci has struggled to find her best tennis in 2017 and has a poor recent record in Miami, however with experience on her side this is a match Vinci would expect to be winning.

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Caroline Garcia vs Shuai Peng, Miami R2 Preview

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(21) ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Caroline Garcia vs ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Shuai Peng

A fascinating second round match-up at the Miami Open sees Caroline Garcia come up against Shuai Peng. The 22nd seeded Garcia received a bye through the opening round and will face a tough task against an in-form Peng Shuai in her opening match in Miami. Caroline Garcia also brings good form into Miami, the Frenchwoman won a couple of matches in Indian Wells last week, but notably she beat Johanna Konta in a tough three set match, a confidence boosting win for Garcia.

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Simona Halep vs Naomi Osaka, Miami R2 Preview

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(3) ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Simona Halep vs ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Naomi Osaka

Simona Halep will begin her Miami Open campaign on Friday when she takes on rising-star Naomi Osaka at the second round stage. Simona Halep is yet to get going in 2017, the Romanian has not won consecutive matches in 2017 and will be desperate to win back-to-back matches to gain some much-needed momentum going forward in season 2017.Naomi Osaka looms as a difficult first round opponent for Halep, Osaka has all the weapons to trouble any opponent on her day. This should be an interesting contest.

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Angelique Kerber vs Ying-Ying Duan, Miami R2 Preview

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(1) ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Angelique Kerber vs ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Ying-Ying Duan

Angelique Kerber will begin her first tournament as the newly re-crowned world number 1 on Friday when she comes up against Ying-Ying Duan in the second round of the Miami Open. Kerber has failed to make a huge impact at the biggest events in 2017, unable to go beyond the round of 16 in Melbourne and Indian Wells. Kerber will keen to change that trend in Miami, if she finds her top form there is no reason why she canโ€™t be a contender for the title.

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Shuai Zhang vs Sara Errani, Miami R2 Preview

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(30) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Shuai Zhang vs ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Sara Errani

Sara Errani is finally starting to gain some momentum in 2017. The Italian has plummeted down the rankings to outside the top 100 in recent times as she has struggled to find top form after some injury troubles. The last couple of weeks have been a bit more impressive for Errani, the former top 5 player has won a couple of tight matches in recent times including a hard-fought first round win in Miami over Belinda Bencic to set up a second round clash with the 30th seeded Shuai Zhang.

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