Rogers Cup, 🇨🇦🍁🏒 R2 Match Preview
🇨🇿 Barbora Strycova vs 🇦🇺 Daria Gavrilova
Barbora Strycova will come up against Daria Gavrilova in one of two second round matches scheduled for Tuesday at the Rogers Cup in Toronto. Strycova and Gavrilova both cruised through their opening round matches on Monday with straight set victories. Strycova and Gavrilova will be going head-to-head for the first time, it will be interesting to see how this match-up pans out.
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Aegon International, 🇬🇧 Eastbourne R2 Preview
(11) 🇪🇸 Garbine Muguruza vs 🇨🇿 Barbora Strycova
Garbine Muguruza and Barbora Strycova will renew hostilities when they collide in the second round of the Aegon International in Eastbourne. Muguruza has generally had the better of Strycova winning 3 of their past 4 encounters, but this will be their first ever meeting on a grass court, a surface that Strycova is more comfortable on. Muguruza brings good form into Eastbourne after reaching the semi-finals in Birmingham last week and will look to build on that result, whilst Strycova hasn’t had the best results of late, a win over Muguruza would give Strycova a much needed confidence boost.
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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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Porsche Tennis GP, 🇩🇪🏎️ Stuttgart R2 Preview
(4) 🇷🇴 Simona Halep vs 🇨🇿 Barbora Strycova
Simona Halep will begin her 2017 Stuttgart campaign with a second round clash against Barbora Strycova. Halep enters the Porsche Tennis GP in the best form that she has been in all year, the Romanian claimed two comfortable wins on the weekend to help secure a 3-2 Fed Cup triumph over Great Britain. Strycova will be no pushover, the Czech is always a difficult prospect, especially for someone playing their first match of the tournament.
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Fed Cup: WG R1: 🇨🇿 Czech Republic vs 🇪🇸 Spain
The Czech Republic will begin their Fed Cup title defense with a tricky opening round tie against Spain at the Ostravar Arena in the Czech Republic. The Czech ladies have been dominant in recent years having won the competition in the last three years and four of the last five. In 2017, the Czech team will be without their leader Petra Kvitova as she is expected to be sidelined due to injury for the entire year. The Czech Republic will still be the team to beat in 2017 led by Karolina Pliskova, Barbora Strycova and Lucie Safarova.
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