The second quarter-final of the day at the Bank of the West Classic on Friday sees the 4th seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova come up against the 6th seeded CoCo Vandeweghe. Pavlyuchenkova and Vandeweghe both breezed into the final 8 with convincing second round wins on Thursday in Stanford, both will enter the quarter-final stage full of confidence. The head-to-head record between the pair is split at 1 win apiece heading into this match, it seems hard to split these two heading into what should be a very even, hard-fought clash.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will begin her U.S Open series campaign on Wednesday when she comes up against Alison Riske in the second round of the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford. As the fourth seed, Pavlyuchenkova received a bye through to the second round whilst Alison Riske progressed to the second round courtesy of a comfortable 6-2 6-4 win over Magda Linette. Surprisingly, it is Alison Riske who has had the edge in this match-up, the American holds a 3-1 head-to-head record over the Russian.
An intriguing third round clash at the Aegon International in Eastbourne sees the 14th seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova take on Heather Watson and the British crowd. Watson has been in inspired form in front of her home crowd this week, the Brit has already claimed upset wins over Lesia Tsurenko and Dominika Cibulkova and will hoping to make Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova her third victim when they go head-to-head on Wednesday.
BNP Paribas Open, 🇺🇸🌴Quarter-Final Match Preview (19) 🇷🇺 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs (8) 🇷🇺 Svetlana Kuznetsova
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Svetlana Kuznetsova will go head-to-head for the third time in season 2017 when they meet at the quarter-final stage of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday. Pavlyuchenkova has been a surprise winner in both the matches between the pair in 2017, including a straight set victory in the fourth round of the Australian Open, Kuznetsova will be desperate for revenge and will still be confident knowing that she won 5 of their 6 matches prior to this year.
BNP Paribas Open, 🇺🇸🌴 Indian Wells, R4 Match Preview (5) 🇸🇰 Dominika Cibulkova vs (19) 🇷🇺 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Dominika Cibulkova has claimed two typically gutsy wins to advance to the final 16 at the BNP Paribas Open. The Slovakian needed three sets to get past Jelena Ostapenko and Kristyna Pliskova, the second of those matches saw the world number 5 come from a set and a break down, saving match points to claim a 2-6 7-6 7-6 victory. Cibulkova will face another tough test on Tuesday when she faces Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the fourth round. Pavlyuchenkova has been untroubled in her first two matches at the BNP Paribas Open and has been playing well throughout most of 2017.