Rogers Cup, 🇨🇦🍁🏒 R3 Match Preview + Prediction 🇺🇸 Catherine Bellis vs 🇫🇷 Caroline Garcia
An interesting third round match-up at the Rogers Cup on Thursday sees two in-form players on the rise go head-to-head as Catherine Bellis takes on Caroline Garcia. Bellis and Garcia both came through tough opening round matches, Bellis came from a set down against Julia Goerges, whilst Garcia was pushed to a third set by Sorana Cirstea. Both players were more commanding in the second round, Bellis beat Kuznetsova 6-4 7-5, whilst Garcia beat Lepchenko 6-1 6-4. Thursday’s match looms as a good opportunity for both, it will be interesting to see who steps up and makes the most of this chance.
#BOTWClassic, 🇺🇸🐻 Stanford QF Preview + Prediction (2/wc) 🇨🇿 Petra Kvitova vs (8) 🇺🇸 Catherine Bellis
The fourth and final quarter-final of the day at the Bank of the West Classic sees a resurgent Petra Kvitova come up against American, rising star: Catherine Bellis. Kvitova and Bellis both claimed straight set wins on Thursday and will each enter Friday’s quarter-final with a point to prove. It would be a significant achievement for Bellis if she were to defeat a player on Kvitova’s calibre at this stage of her career whilst every match is important for Kvitova at this stage of her comeback in the lead up to the final Grand Slam of the year.
2012 Dubai Duty Free Champion Agnieszka Radwanska will continue her 2017 Dubai campaign on Wednesday evening when she comes up against young American Catherine Bellis at the third round stage. Radwanska is a clear favourite heading into this match, arguably the biggest challenge for Bellis in her young career. Radwanska hasn’t made an ideal start to 2017, a deep run in Dubai and challenging for the title would be highly beneficial as the Pole looks to climb back into the top 5.
An intriguing first round encounter at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Monday sees the seventeenth seeded Yulia Putintseva come up against Catherine Bellis. Putintseva has made a brilliant start to the season and recently reached her career high ranking of 27 on the back of reaching her first final at the premier level St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy. This will be the first time Putintseva has been seeded at a premier 5 level event, Catherine Bellis is likely to pose a few threats for the Kazakh given the American has winning momentum on her side.