Wimbledon 🇬🇧💂🍓 Day 2, R1 Match Preview:
(12) 🇫🇷 Kristina Mladenovic vs 🇫🇷 Pauline Parmentier
Kristina Mladenovic will open her 2017 Wimbledon campaign on Tuesday against compatriot Pauline Parmentier. Kristina Mladenovic has been one of the most consistent performers in 2017, Mladenovic has shown her ability to perform well on each surface. Mladenovic has not traditionally played her best on grass but she has the game to be very dangerous on this surface, given her significant improvements in 2017, the Frenchwoman is one to look out for at SW19.
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WTA Aegon Classic, 🇬🇧 Birmingham QF Preview
QF #2: (5) 🇫🇷 Kristina Mladenovic vs (7/wc) 🇨🇿 Petra Kvitova
A blockbuster quarter-final clash at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham sees an in-form Kristina Mladenovic come up against a resurgent Petra Kvitova. This promises to be an exciting first-strike battle between two players that love to dominant with their huge forehands. Kvitova has had a clear edge over Mladenovic in their previous few matches but the Frenchwoman has vastly improved in 2017 and bring better form and match hardness into this quarter-final clash. Kvitova has traditionally been one of the most competent players on grass, this match against Mladenovic is a great test for Kvitova to see where she is at early in her comeback to the tour after a horrific injury in the off-season.
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Roland Garros, 🇫🇷🐌 Quarter-Final Preview + Prediction
QF #2: (13) 🇫🇷 Kristina Mladenovic vs (30) 🇨🇭 Timea Bacsinszky
Kristina Mladenovic will look to continue her dream run at her home Grand Slam at Roland Garros when she comes up against Timea Bacsinszky at the quarter-final stage in Paris on Tuesday. Mladenovic has already won three epic matches in Paris, the 24-year-old has been spurred on by the boisterous Parisian crowd, a force that seems to be making Mladenovic stronger. Bacsinszky is also right at home at Roland Garros, The Swiss number 1 is into the quarter-final stage for the third consecutive year in Paris, Bacsinszky will be looking to emulate her 2015 run to the final four by battling her way past an in-form Mladenovic. The scene is set for an epic between to fierce competitors.
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Roland Garros, 🇫🇷🐌 R4 Preview + Prediction
(4) 🇪🇸 Garbine Muguruza vs (13) 🇫🇷 Kristina Mladenovic
A Fascinating fourth round clash in Paris sees defending champion Garbine Muguruza come up against local favourite Kristina Mladenovic. Muguruza entered this tournament under all kinds of new pressures, to this stage the Spaniard has dealt with those pressures very well and given the wide open draw there is no reason why she can’t repeat last year’s heroics. Kristina Mladenovic entered the tournament as one of the form players but an ongoing back injury has made her tournament a real battle, Mladenovic has already escaped the jaws of defeat twice but will need to step it up if she is to beat a determined Muguruza.
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Roland Garros, 🇫🇷🐌 R1 Preview + Prediction
(13) 🇫🇷 Kristina Mladenovic vs 🇺🇸 Jennifer Brady
Kristina Mladenovic enters Roland Garros on high and with the weight of a nation on her shoulders. Expectations have never been higher for Mladenovic heading into her home Grand Slam. Mladenovic recently reached a career high ranking of 14 in the world after a stunning run of form that saw her reach back-to-back finals in Stuttgart and Madrid. The Frenchwoman will begin her Roland Garros campaign on Monday where she will come up against American Jennifer Brady.
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