US Open, 🇺🇸🍎🗽🚕 R4 Preview + Prediction:
(20) 🇺🇸 CoCo Vandeweghe vs 🇨🇿 Lucie Safarova
CoCo Vandeweghe overcame a very negative h2h record to advance to the fourth round with a tough three set win over Agnieszka Radwanska. Vandeweghe will need to overcome another negative h2h record if she is to advance to the quarter-final stage in New York. Vandeweghe’s fourth round opponent on Monday will be Lucie Safarova, the Czech holds a 3-1 h2h record over Vandeweghe and has won their 3 most recent matches, including a three set win at Indian Wells earlier this year. This is a huge match for both ladies and we should see a tight contest with minimal break of serves. Who will step up and take this opportunity to reach the quarter-finals in New York.
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WTA Aegon Classic, 🇬🇧 Birmingham SF Preview
SF #1: (7/wc) 🇨🇿 Petra Kvitova vs 🇨🇿 Lucie Safarova
Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova will go head-to-head for the tenth time when they meet at the semi-final of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham on Saturday. Kvitova has dominated Safarova, winning all nine of their previous encounters, the majority of which have been in straight sets. Safarova will enter this match with nothing to lose having come through two matches this week where she was match points down, with a mindset of having nothing to lose, Safarova is a threat. Nevertheless, Kvitova will enter this match as a big favourite, Petra is full of confidence having not dropped a set this week and will be the fresher of the pair, having spent far less time on court than Safarova.
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WTA Aegon Classic, 🇬🇧 Birmingham QF Preview
QF #1: (9) 🇦🇺 Daria Gavrilova vs 🇨🇿 Lucie Safarova
Daria Gavrilova will look to square her head-to-head series with Lucie Safarova when the pair meet at the quarter-final stage at the Aegon Classic on Friday in Birmingham. This will be the 6th meeting between the pair, Safarova currently holds a 3-2 record over the Aussie, all five of their previous matches have been on a hard court. Gavrilova and Safarova have both been greatly challenged on route to the final 8 and are seemingly primed to contest an extremely tight, hard-fought encounter with a spot in the semi-finals up for grabs. Both Gavrilova and Safarova are coming off first round exits at Roland Garros so will be looking to build momentum ahead of Wimbledon where a similar result would be a disastrous result for both ladies.
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Miami Open, 🇺🇸🌴🐬 QF Match Preview
(12) 🇩🇰 Caroline Wozniacki vs 🇨🇿 Lucie Safarova
An intriguing contest between Caroline Wozniacki and Lucie Safarova will take place at the quarter-final stage of the Miami Open. Caroline Wozniacki is arguably the form player on tour at the moment, the Dane is now into her fourth consecutive quarter-final and has won 15 of her last 18 matches. Lucie Safarova is also in good form, the Czech has breezed through her first four matches in Miami in straight sets and will be a dangerous opponent for Wozniacki.
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Australian Open, 🇦🇺 Second Round Match preview
(2) 🇺🇸 Serena Williams vs 🇨🇿 Lucie Safarova
Serena Williams continues her bid for a seventh Australian Open title on Thursday night when she comes up against Lucie Safarova in a dangerous second round match-up. It was only a year and a half ago that these two were playing in the final of Roland Garros, now they meet at the second round stage of a major (courtesy of Safarova’s ranking slip). Williams will be wary of Safarova but will head into this match with a lot of confidence having won all 9 previous matches between the pair.
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