Western & Southern Open, 🇺🇸🌉 Cincinnati R3 Preview + Prediction
(7) 🇬🇧 Johanna Konta vs (11) 🇸🇰 Dominika Cibulkova
An exciting third round clash at the Western & Southern Open on Thursday evening sees the 7th seeded Johanna Konta come up against the 11th seeded Dominika Cibulkova. Konta and Cibulkova both cruised through their second round matches in Cincinnati. Konta defeated Kiki Bertens 6-3 6-3 whilst Cibulkova beat Alize Cornet 6-4 6-1. The head-to-head record between the pair is split at one win apiece, both matches took place on hard court last year. The scene is set for a high intensity, close match between two of the toughest competitors on tour with a quarter-final spot up for grabs in Cincinnati.
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Wimbledon🌱🏆🎩🇬🇧💂🍓 Semi-Final Match Preview:
SF #2: (6) 🇬🇧 Johanna Konta vs (10) 🇺🇸 Venus Williams
A blockbuster second semi-final at Wimbledon on Thursday sees local hope Johanna Konta come up against 5-time former champion Venus Williams. Johanna Konta is now just two wins away from becoming the first British woman to win Wimbledon since Virginia Wade in 1977. Whilst Venus Williams is two wins away from becoming the oldest champion at Wimbledon. These two have built up a nice rivalry in recent years, Konta holds a 3-2 head-to-head advantage over the American, Thursday’s semi-final will be their first ever meeting on a grass court. With so much on the line, this is sure to be a tense encounter, one that could seemingly go either way given how evenly matches these two have proven to be.
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Wimbledon🌱🎩🇬🇧💂🍓 Quarter-Final Match Preview:
QF #4: (2) 🇷🇴 Simona Halep vs (6) 🇬🇧 Johanna Konta
The fourth and final quarter-final of the day at SW19 is the pick of the bunch. Johanna Konta is aiming to become the first British woman to win Wimbledon since Virginia Wade’s triumph in 1977. The Brit has already come through some extremely tough matches at this event and will now face her greatest test yet when she comes up against the second seeded Simona Halep. The world number 1 ranking will again be on offer for Halep here, if Halep advances to the semi-finals she is guaranteed to be the new world number 1, otherwise it will be Karolina Pliskova that will rise to number 1 come next week. There is clearly a lot on the line heading into this one, a match that should go right down to the wire.
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Wimbledon 🇬🇧💂🍓 Day 3, R2 Match Preview:
(6) 🇬🇧 Johanna Konta vs 🇭🇷 Donna Vekic
Johanna Konta continues her quest to become the first British women’s winner at Wimbledon since Virginia Wade in 1977. Konta will come up against rising-star Donna Vekic in the second round, an opponent that defeated Konta just a few weeks ago in the Nottingham final on grass. Konta will be much more alert heading into this clash and will be eager to avenge her recent shock loss to Vekic and keep her Wimbledon dream alive.
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Aegon International, 🇬🇧 Eastbourne SF #2 Preview
(5) 🇬🇧 Johanna Konta vs (3) 🇨🇿 Karolina Pliskova
Friday’s second semi-final from the Aegon International will be a blockbuster clash between Johanna Konta and Karolina Pliskova, two of the most powerful players on tour. Konta and Pliskova loom as two of the main threats at SW19 next month, this semi-final clash looms as an important match for both as they look to gain momentum ahead of the third Grand Slam of the year. There will be little to separate these two, both have very similar games and both are playing good tennis this week in Eastbourne.
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