Kristina Mladenovic vs Heather Watson, Acapulco R2 Preview

Abierto Mexicano TELCEL, 🇲🇽🍐 Acapulco R2 Preview
(2) Kristina Mladenovic vs Heather Watson

An interesting second round clash at the Abierto Mexicano TELCEL on Wednesday sees the second seeded Kristina Mladenovic come up against Heather Watson. Mladenovic is playing good tennis in recent weeks, most notably at the premier level event in St. Petersburg where the Frenchwoman claimed her first career title. Watson is not in such great form having only won 5 of her last 7 matches. Nevertheless, matches between Mladenovic and Watson are usually close and I suspect this one will be no different…

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Eugenie Bouchard vs Ajla Tomljanovic, Acapulco R1 Preview

Abierto Mexicano TELCEL, 🇲🇽🍐 Acapulco R1 Preview
(6) 🇨🇦 Eugenie Bouchard to defeat 🇦🇺 Ajla Tomljanovic

Ajla Tomljanovic will make her long-awaited return to competitive action on Tuesday when she takes on the sixth seeded Eugenie Bouchard in the opening round in Acapulco. Tomljanovic has not played a competitive match in over a year due to a shoulder injury. It is likely to be a tough return for Tomljanovic, but winning or losing will not be her main concern here, just getting through the match without pain would be a win for the talented Australian. Whilst, it is essential that Bouchard claim a victory here.

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Mirjana Lucic-Baroni vs Belinda Bencic, Acapulco R1 Preview

Abierto Mexicano TELCEL, 🇲🇽🍐 Acapulco R1 Preview
(1) 🇭🇷 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni vs 🇨🇭 Belinda Bencic

Mirjana Lucic-Baroni will be in unfamiliar territory as she enters the Abierto Mexicano TELCEL as the top seed. Lucic-Baroni will be in action for the first time since her extraordinary run to the semi-finals at the Australian Open in January. The 34-year-old may be the top seed but she will be the underdog heading into her first round match where she faces Belinda Bencic, Bencic is on a 6 match losing streak at WTA tour events and will be desperate to reverse that trend in Acapulco.

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Elina Svitolina vs Caroline Wozniacki, Dubai Final Preview

🇦🇪 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Final Preview:
🇺🇦 (7) Elina Svitolina vs 🇩🇰 (10) Caroline Wozniacki

Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships final promises to be an intriguing contest when Elina Svitolina comes up against Caroline Wozniacki. Svitolina and Wozniacki are just about as evenly matched as it gets, the pair play very similarly, having the same strengths and weaknesses, meaning every single point will be hard-fought in this match-up. Svitolina and Wozniacki are both in great form entering this final, Svitolina is on an 11 match winning streak after winning her first title of the year in Taipei City whilst Wozniacki has won 9 of her last 10 matches after reaching the final in Doha last week.

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Angelique Kerber vs Elina Svitolina, Dubai SF Preview

🇦🇪 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, SF Preview:
(1) 🇩🇪 Angelique Kerber vs (7) 🇺🇦 Elina Svitolina

Angelique Kerber and Elina Svitolina will renew hostilities on Friday when they collide in the second semi-final of the day at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. There is a lot at stake, firstly this is a premier 5 semi-final, secondly Kerber is two wins away from reclaiming the number 1 ranking and thirdly Elina Svitolina is just two wins away from reaching the top 10 for the first time in her career. Svitolina has won the last two matches between the pair, Kerber will head into this match desperate for revenge, this should be a good one between two very evenly matches opponents.

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Caroline Wozniacki vs Anastasija Sevastova, Dubai SF Preview

🇦🇪 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, SF Preview:
(10) 🇩🇰 Caroline Wozniacki vs 🇱🇻 Anastasija Sevastova

Caroline Wozniacki is through to a sixth consecutive semi-final in Dubai. The 2011 champion has lost four consecutive semi-finals in Dubai but will be a strong favourite to reverse that trend when she comes up against Anastasija Sevastova in Friday’s first semi-final, a rematch of the 2016 U.S Open quarter-final. Wozniacki has played a huge amount of tennis in the last couple of weeks having reached the Doha final last week, Wozniacki has completed nine matches in nine days! Perhaps Sevastova will have a chance to claim her first win over Wozniacki given the Dane’s heavy recent schedule.

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Angelique Kerber vs Ana Konjuh, Dubai QF Preview

🇦🇪 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, QF Preview:
(1) 🇩🇪 Angelique Kerber vs 🇭🇷 Ana Konjuh

Thursday’s fourth and final quarter-final of the day at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships promises to be the most intriguing clash of the day when world number 2 Angelique Kerber faces the rapidly improving Ana Konjuh. Kerber has finally found some decent form in Dubai and has huge motivation to win the title this week as she will return to the number 1 ranking if she can go all the way in Dubai. Kerber will face a tough test on Thursday night against the extremely talented Ana Konjuh, an opponent whose best tennis is good enough to beat anyone. Kerber will be wary heading into this one.

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Agnieszka Radwanska vs Catherine Bellis, Dubai R3 Preview

🇦🇪 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, R3 Preview:
🇵🇱 (4) Agnieszka Radwanska vs 🇺🇸 Catherine Bellis

2012 Dubai Duty Free Champion Agnieszka Radwanska will continue her 2017 Dubai campaign on Wednesday evening when she comes up against young American Catherine Bellis at the third round stage. Radwanska is a clear favourite heading into this match, arguably the biggest challenge for Bellis in her young career. Radwanska hasn’t made an ideal start to 2017, a deep run in Dubai and challenging for the title would be highly beneficial as the Pole looks to climb back into the top 5.

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Angelique Kerber vs Monica Puig, Dubai R3 Preview

🇦🇪 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, R3 Preview:
🇩🇪 (1) Angelique Kerber vs 🇵🇷 Monica Puig

Angelique Kerber and Monica Puig will do battle for the first time since their Gold medal match at the Rio Olympics last year. Monica Puig famously overcame the German in the final to claim the biggest win of her career and won the first Olympic Gold medal for Puerto Rico. Puig has failed to fire since her Rio heroics whilst Kerber has started 2017 in a slump, this is a vital match for both ladies and could have a big impact moving forward.

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Dominika Cibulkova vs Ekaterina Makarova, Dubai R2 Preview

🇦🇪 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, R2 Preview:
🇸🇰 (3) Dominika Cibulkova vs 🇷🇺 Ekaterina Makarova

Tuesday’s match of the day at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships sees the third seeded Dominika Cibulkova open her tournament against the always-dangerous Ekaterina Makarova. Dominika Cibulkova will head into this match desperate for revenge after she was beaten by Makarova in an agonizingly close three set match at the third round stage of the Australian Open earlier this year. Cibulkova was extremely disappointed after that match, feeling like she should have won it and she will carry those emotions into Tuesday’s clash with the Russian.

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