US Open, 🇺🇸🍎🗽🚕 QF Preview + Prediction:
(16) 🇱🇻 Anastasija Sevastova vs 🇺🇸 Sloane Stephens
A huge opportunity presents itself for Anastasija Sevastova and Sloane Stephens on Tuesday when they do battle for a place at the semi-final stage at Flushing Meadows. Both would be unexpected semi-finalists. This will be the first ever meeting between Sevastova and Stephens, both head into this match in great form having knocked out top players on route to this stage of the event. Sevastova is fresh off eliminating Maria Sharapova in what was one of the biggest wins of her career, whilst Sloane Stephens has already beaten four quality opponents in New York. It will be interesting to see who steps up and takes this big opportunity, nerves will undoubtedly be a big factor.
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Western & Southern Open, 🇺🇸🌉 Cincinnati R3 Preview + Prediction
(2) 🇷🇴 Simona Halep vs (15) 🇱🇻 Anastasija Sevastova
Simona Halep continues her Cincinnati campaign on Thursday morning with a third round clash against the 15th seeded Anastasija Sevastova. Halep looms as one of the favourites to win the title this week and heads into this third round clash full of confidence given her recent domination of Sevastova. Halep has won the last three matches between the pair, all in straight sets, dropping a combined 7 games throughout three comfortable wins.
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Rogers Cup, 🇨🇦🍁🏒 R2 Match Preview + Prediction
(15) 🇱🇻 Anastasija Sevastova vs (Q) 🇯🇵 Naomi Osaka
Anastasija Sevastova and Naomi Osaka will collide at the second round stage of the Rogers Cup in Toronto in a match-up that will feature an interesting contrast in styles. This will be the first career meeting between Sevastova and Osaka, there is an extreme difference in styles here, Sevastova has great touch and consistency whilst Osaka has extreme power and an explosive game. It will be interesting to see which style wins out in the first match between these two.
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Roland Garros, 🇫🇷🐌 R2 Preview + Prediction
(17) 🇱🇻 Anastasija Sevastova vs 🇨🇦 Eugenie Bouchard
2014 Roland Garros semi-finalist Eugenie Bouchard continues her 2017 Paris campaign on Thursday when she takes on the 17th seeded Anastasija Sevastova in the second round at Roland Garros. Bouchard made a slow start to her opening round match but eventually rallied to come from a set down to defeat Risa Ozaki. The Canadian can’t afford a similar slow start in her second round clash with Sevastova, the Latvian has been in great form in the lead-up to Paris and is probably playing the best tennis of her career at the moment.
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Mutua Madrid Open, Semi-Final Preview + Prediction
SF #1: (3) 🇷🇴 Simona Halep vs 🇱🇻 Anastasija Sevastova
Friday’s first semi-final of the day at the Mutua Madrid Open sees defending champion Simona Halep come up against this week’s shock semi-finalist, Anastasija Sevastova. Simona Halep is playing her best tennis of 2017 over the last couple of weeks, growing in confidence with every win. Halep crushed Sevastova in straight sets a couple of weeks ago in Stuttgart and will be hoping for a similar result here, an in form Sevastova will have other ideas.
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