Wimbledon 🇬🇧💂🍓 Day 3, R2 Match Preview:
🇧🇾 Victoria Azarenka vs 🇷🇺 (15) Elena Vesnina
Victoria Azarenka claimed her first win at a Grand Slam since the 2016 Australian Open to book her spot in the second round at Wimbledon. The Belarusian says she is fitter than ever at the moment and is looking to play better tennis than she ever has, a real warning to the rest of the tour. Given the openness of the draw, Azarenka looms as a dark horse at SW19. After surviving a tough opening challenge against Catherine Bellis, Azarenka faces another tough test on Wednesday when she comes up against the 15th seeded Elena Vesnina.
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Aegon International, 🇬🇧 Eastbourne R3 Preview
(6) 🇩🇰 Caroline Wozniacki vs (12) 🇷🇺 Elena Vesnina
An interesting third round clash at the Aegon International in Eastbourne on Thursday sees the sixth seeded Caroline Wozniacki take on the twelfth seeded Elena Vesnina in a match featuring an intriguing contrast in styles. Vesnina is dangerous on a grass court given her ability at the net but Wozniacki is in rock-solid form and also thrives on grass.
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BNP Paribas Open, 🇺🇸🌴 Indian Wells, 🏆 Final Match Preview
(8) 🇷🇺 Svetlana Kuznetsova vs (14) 🇷🇺 Elena Vesnina
A totally unexpected championship match at the 2017 BNP Paribas Open sees compatriots Svetlana Kuznetsova and Elena Vesnina do battle. This will be a momentous occasion for both ladies at this stage of their respective careers. Kuznetsova has twice reached the final in Indian Wells and will be hoping for third time lucky as she looks for her first title in the Californian desert, for Vesnina this is the biggest final of her career and a surprise opportunity to win her first premier mandatory title. Kuznetsova and Vesnina have been Fed Cup teammates for almost a decade, adding another element of drama to this final.
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BNP Paribas Open, 🇺🇸🌴 Indian Wells, QF #4 Match Preview
(12) 🇺🇸 Venus Williams vs (14) 🇷🇺 Elena Vesnina
The fourth and final quarter-final at the BNP Paribas Open features an unlikely match-up when Venus Williams come up against Elena Vesnina. What’s surprising heading into this clash is that Vesnina has a positive head-to-head recover over the American, Vesnina has won 3 of their 5 previous matches, including a memorable three set win over Williams in Miami last year. Venus will be desperate to reverse that record and will likely raise to the occasion at the business end of the tournament as she has often done in recent times.
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Season 2017 has arrived, the Brisbane International will once again be the headline act in the first week of the WTA calendar. Five of the world’s top ten ranked players will be in action in Brisbane: 2016 Grand Slam champions Angelique Kerber and Garbine Muguruza as well as Dominika Cibulkova, Karolina Pliskova and Svetlana Kuznetsova.
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