US Open, 🇺🇸🍎🗽🚕 R2 Preview + Prediction
🇦🇺 Ashleigh Barty vs 🇧🇾 Aliaksandra Sasnovich
Ashleigh Barty made an impressive start to her 2017 U.S Open campaign on Monday, Barty came from a set down to defeat the 21st seeded Ana Konjuh 4-6 6-0 6-1. Barty has been in great form over the last couple of months claiming wins over the likes of Garbine Muguruza and Venus Williams. Barty will be back in action at Flushing Meadows on Wednesday evening where she takes on Belarus’s Aliaksandra Sasnovich. This section of the draw is very open after the elimination of Johanna Konta in the first round, there is a good opportunity for Barty to go on a deep run in New York.
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Wimbledon 🇬🇧💂🍓 Day 1, R1 Match Preview:
(4) 🇺🇦 Elina Svitolina vs 🇦🇺 Ashleigh Barty
A Fascinating opening round clash from SW19 sees the fourth seeded Elina Svitolina take on an in-form Ashleigh Barty. This match promises to be much closer than current rankings suggest. Svitolina has a poor 5-11 lifetime record on grass and has never made It past the second round at Wimbledon, clearly grass is Svitolina’s least preferred surface. On the other hand, Barty thrives on this surface and brings good form into the event having made the final in Birmingham.
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WTA Aegon Classic, 🇬🇧 Birmingham Final Preview
🏆 (7/wc) 🇨🇿 Petra Kvitova vs 🇦🇺 Ashleigh Barty
Just 6 months after a horrific incident, Petra Kvitova is into the final in her second tournament back to the tour. Kvitova comes up against an ever-improving Ashleigh Barty in Sunday’s final at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham. Both Kvitova and Barty are both at their best on a grass court, both bring good form into this final, winning the title would mean so much to both players for different reasons here, a hotly contested final is to be expected. It would be a big win a very emotional victory for Kvitova this early in her comeback whilst Barty is playing in the biggest final of her career and has a chance to reach the top 50 in rankings for the first time with a victory here.
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WTA Aegon Classic, 🇬🇧 Birmingham SF Preview
SF #2: (6) 🇪🇸 Garbine Muguruza vs 🇦🇺 Ashleigh Barty
Saturday’ second semi-final from the Aegon Classic in Birmingham sees the sixth seeded Garbine Muguruza take on this week’s shock semi-finalist: Ashleigh Barty. Garbine Muguruza will be aiming to reach her first final on a grass court since Wimbledon 2015 whilst Ashleigh Barty will be playing to reach her first ever final at a premier level event. In bizarre circumstances, both Muguruza and Barty secured their place in the semi-finals via a retirement, so both will enter this clash fresh, a first time meetings between the pair looms as a fascinating encounter.
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WTA Aegon Classic, 🇬🇧 Birmingham QF Preview
QF #4: 🇦🇺 Ashleigh Barty vs (Q) 🇮🇹 Camila Giorgi
Friday’s fourth and final quarter-final of the day at the Aegon Classic looms as the most open match of the day where a big opportunity presents itself to both Ashleigh Barty and Camila Giorgi to make a rare semi-final appearance at a premier level event. Grass is the preferred surface of both Barty and Giorgi, both have been playing great tennis this week and head into this clash full of confidence, this has the makings of a high quality, tight contest between two powerful strikers.
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