Western & Southern Open, 🇺🇸🌉 Cincinnati R2 Preview + Prediction (5) 🇺🇦 Elina Svitolina vs 🇺🇦 Lesia Tsurenko
The 5th seeded Elina Svitolina begins her 2017 Western & Southern Open campaign against fellow Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko on Wednesday evening. Svitolina arrives in Cincinnati as number 1 on the U.S Open series leaderboard after winning her 5th title of the year last week at the Rogers Cup in Toronto. Svitolina will look to keep the positive momentum going in Cincinnati as she builds towards New York.
#BOTWClassic, 🇺🇸🐻 Stanford QF Preview + Prediction (3) 🇺🇸 Madison Keys vs (7) 🇺🇦 Lesia Tsurenko
A fascinating quarter-final clash at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford sees the highest ranked American Madison Keys come up against the seventh seeded Lesia Tsurenko. Madison Keys has had an injury plagued season and will be hoping to gain confidence and match fitness during the early tournaments of the U.S Open series before heading to New York for the final Grand Slam of the year. Keys was rusty in her opening clash and will face her first real test on Friday when she takes on the consistent Lesia Tsurenko.
#BOTWClassic, 🇺🇸🐻 Stanford R2 Preview + Prediction (wc) 🇷🇺 Maria Sharapova vs (7) 🇺🇦 Lesia Tsurenko
Maria Sharapova made a successful return to competitive action on Monday at the Bank of the West Classic. Sharapova claimed a three set win over Jennifer Brady, displaying glimpses of her best tennis in a topsy-turvy performance. Sharapova will continue her Stanford campaign on Wednesday when she comes up against the 7th seeded Lesia Tsurenko in the second round. Tsurenko claimed a comfortable straight set win over Lara Arruabarrena in the opening round. Interestingly, this will be the first ever meeting between the pair.
Roland Garros, 🇫🇷🐌 R2 Preview + Prediction 🇷🇺 Ekaterina Makarova vs 🇺🇦 Lesia Tsurenko
Ekaterina Makarova became the first woman to eliminate a top seed from the Roland Garros draw in the opening round of the tournament when she cruised past Angelique Kerber in straight sets on day one of the tournament. Makarova will have gained a great deal of confidence from that win and will need to be on her game as she enters a reasonably tough second round clash against Lesia Tsurenko on Wednesday in Paris.
Australian Open, 🇦🇺 First Round Match preview (1) 🇩🇪 Angelique Kerber vs 🇺🇦 Lesia Tsurenko
Angelique Kerber begins her title defense at the Australian Open with a first round clash against Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko on day 1 in Melbourne. There will be a whole new type of pressure on Kerber at Melbourne Park over the next fortnight as she looks to defend a Grand Slam title for the first time in her career. The German made an unconvincing start to the Australian summer in Brisbane and Sydney, it will be very interesting to see how the world number 1 handles herself at Melbourne Park over the next couple of weeks, it will be a totally new experience for Angie.