US Open, 🇺🇸🍎🗽🚕 R2 Preview + Prediction
(13) 🇨🇿 Petra Kvitova vs 🇫🇷 Alize Cornet
An interesting second round clash from New York on Wednesday sees the 13th seeded Petra Kvitova take on Alize Cornet in what looms as a potential upset. Kvitova and Cornet both advanced to the second round at the U.S Open with tough straight set wins, Kvitova defeated Jelena Jankovic 7-5 7-5 whilst Cornet defeated Heather Watson 6-4 6-4.Surprisingly, this will be just the second meeting between the pair. Kvitova won their only previous match in straight sets at the U.S Open in 2012 (also at the second round stage of the event)
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Connecticut Open, 🇺🇸🏫 New Haven preview + prediction
R2: (2) 🇸🇰 Dominika Cibulkova vs 🇫🇷 Alize Cornet
Dominika Cibulkova and Alize Cornet will renew hostilities when they collide at the second round stage of the Connecticut Open on Wednesday evening. This will be the 10th meeting between the pair, matches between these two are usually high quality, fiercely contested encounters. As the second seed Cibulkova received a bye into the second round whilst Alize Cornet booked a meeting with Cibulkova courtesy of a 6-0 6-0 demolition of Yulia Putintseva.
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Roland Garros, 🇫🇷🐌 R4 Preview + Prediction
(28) 🇫🇷 Caroline Garcia vs 🇫🇷 Alize Cornet
Compatriots and former Fed Cup teammates Caroline Garcia and Alize Cornet will square off for a place in the quarter-finals at Roland Garros on Monday. This is huge opportunity for both ladies, both will be aiming to reach the quarter-final stage of a Grand Slam for the very first time. This will be the first tour level match between the two, interestingly there is a tense undertone heading into this as Garcia and Cornet recently had a falling out and are not on speaking terms, this is sure to be a fiery, passionate affair between two ladies aiming for the biggest result of their respective careers.
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Roland Garros, 🇫🇷🐌 R3 Preview + Prediction
(9) 🇵🇱 Agnieszka Radwanska vs 🇫🇷 Alize Cornet
A blockbuster third round clash in Paris sees the ninth seeded Agnieszka Radwanska come up against Alize Cornet and the vocal Parisian crowd. Radwanska and Cornet have played out a few epic, marathon matches in the past but Radwanska has always had the edge over the Frenchwoman. Radwanska holds a 7-1 head-to-head record over Cornet, interestingly Saturday’s third round match at Roland Garros will be their first meeting on a clay court since 2008, a surface that gives Cornet the best chance of a causing an upset. This should be a very entertaining clash between two of the craftiest players on tour, a fourth round appearance would be huge for both ladies given their struggles throughout the year.
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Roland Garros, 🇫🇷🐌 R2 Preview + Prediction
🇫🇷 Alize Cornet vs (20) 🇨🇿 Barbora Strycova
A fascinating second round clash in Paris sees crowd favourite Alize Cornet come up against the feisty 20th seeded Barbora Strycova. This promises to be a tight battle between two fierce competitors that give very little away, except a lot of long, entertaining rallies in this one. Interestingly, Cornet has a fairly dominant head-to-head record over Strycova (5-2), but Strycova has generally played the better tennis of late, a clay court will suit Cornet in this match-up. This looks like an exciting match…
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