US Open, 🇺🇸🍎🗽🚕 R1 Preview + Prediction
(6) 🇩🇪 Angelique Kerber vs 🇯🇵 Naomi Osaka
Angelique Kerber begins her title defense at the U.S Open with a potentially difficult first round clash against Japan’s Naomi Osaka on Tuesday. In 2017, Kerber has rarely been able to rediscover the stunning form that saw her win her second Grand Slam title in New York last year. Kerber seems vulnerable heading into this first round clash, especially against a player like Osaka that has the firepower to hit Kerber off the court. It will be interesting to see how Kerber handle’s Osaka’s game in the first career meeting between the pair.
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Western & Southern Open, 🇺🇸🌉 Cincinnati R2 Preview + Prediction
(3) 🇩🇪 Angelique Kerber vs 🇷🇺 Ekaterina Makarova
Angelique Kerber will be out for revenge when she comes up against Ekaterina Makarova in the second round of the Western & Southern Open on Wednesday. Kerber was defeated by Makarova in straight sets in the opening round of Roland Garros earlier this year. These two have a long history, this will be the 13th meeting between the pair, Kerber holds a 7-5 record over Makarova but it the Russian who heads into this clash with form on her side.
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Wimbledon 🇬🇧💂🍓🎩 R4 Match Preview:
(1) 🇩🇪 Angelique Kerber vs (14) 🇪🇸 Garbine Muguruza
Two Grand Slam champions will collide in a blockbuster fourth round clash at SW19 on Monday as world number 1 Angelique Kerber comes up against Garbine Muguruza. Both Kerber and Muguruza are former finalists at Wimbledon, both are extremely determined to go one step better in 2017. Muguruza has had the clear edge in this match-up in recent times, the Spaniard has won the last four matches between the pair, all four of those wins came in 2015. Kerber is a different player now, the world number 1 will be keen to display that and keep her hopes of claiming a third Grand Slam title alive.
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Wimbledon 🇬🇧💂🍓 Day 2, R1 Match Preview:
(1) 🇩🇪 Angelique Kerber vs (Q) 🇺🇸 Irina Falconi
Top seeded Angelique Kerber will begin her 2017 Wimbledon campaign on Tuesday where she takes on American qualifier Irina Falconi. Kerber easily won the only previous match between the pair and will be a strong favourite heading into this match. Kerber has hardly been a dominant world number 1, her title as the top player in the world will come under great threat over the next week as the German is defending finalist points from 2016, if Kerber can rediscover her 2016 form there is no reason why she can’t add to her Grand Slam collection in two weeks’ time.
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Aegon International, 🇬🇧 Eastbourne R3 Preview
(1/wc) 🇩🇪 Angelique Kerber vs 🇪🇸 Lara Arruabarrena
Angelique Kerber claimed her first win on grass in 2017 with a hard-fought three set win over Kristyna Pliskova on Wednesday. The world number 1 will hope to build on that performance when she comes up against Lara Arruabarrena in the third round of the Aegon International in Eastbourne. Kerber has won all three of the previous meetings between the pair but this will be their first encounter on a grass court.
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