Wimbledon 🇬🇧💂🍓 Day 2, R1 Match Preview:
(24) 🇺🇸 CoCo Vandeweghe vs 🇩🇪 Mona Barthel
In an open draw, CoCo Vandeweghe looms as a dark horse at Wimbledon 2017. Vandeweghe has proven that grass is her most dangerous surface given her huge serve, flat groundstrokes and willingness to come to the net. Vandeweghe has also shown that she is capable at the Grand Slam level after making it all the way to the semi-finals at Melbourne Park earlier this year. Vandeweghe opens her 2017 Wimbledon on Tuesday against German Mona Barthel.
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Internazionali BNL d’Italia 🇮🇹 R3 Preview
(8) 🇺🇦 Elina Svitolina vs (Q) 🇩🇪 Mona Barthel
Mona Barthel enters her third round clash with Elina Svitolina in Rome on a 12-match winning streak. The German came through the qualifying draw to win the title in Prague a couple of weeks ago and has again successfully advanced through the qualifying draw in Rome. Barthel will face her biggest challenge of the last couple of weeks when she faces a determined Elina Svitolina for a place in the quarter-finals at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia.
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🇦🇪 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, R2 Preview:
🇩🇪 (1) Angelique Kerber vs 🇩🇪 (wc) Mona Barthel
Angelique Kerber will look to get her season back on track in Dubai after another disappointing early round exit in Doha last week. Kerber started the season as the world number 1 with the tennis world watching to see how she will handle the new pressures and expectations placed on her this season. Unfortunately, the answer has been that she has been unable to deal with it, amassing a modest 4-4 win/loss record to start 2017. Kerber should be desperate to avoid an upset loss to compatriot Mona Barthel in second round action on Tuesday in Dubai. Kerber could regain her number 1 ranking if she was to win the tournament this week.
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Australian Open, 🇦🇺🐨 Fourth Round Match Preview
(13) 🇺🇸 Venus Williams vs 🇩🇪 Mona Barthel
Venus Williams continues to defy all odds, remaining extremely competitive at the biggest tournaments at the age of 36. Venus Williams is the most experienced player on tour, having competed in more Grand Slam events than anyone in the open era, Venus certainly makes the most of that vast experience. The American will come up against Mona Barthel at the fourth round stage on Sunday. Venus has been blessed with a very favourable draw at the first Grand Slam of the year, Venus will be keen to take full advantage and advance to the quarter-final stage.
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Australian Open, 🇦🇺 Third Round Match preview
(wc) 🇦🇺 Ashleigh Barty vs (Q) 🇩🇪 Mona Barthel
A huge opportunity to reach the second week of a Grand Slam for the very first time presents itself to Ashleigh Barty and Mona Barthel when they do battle at the third round stage on Rod Laver Arena on Friday night. Barty and Barthel are both playing some of their best tennis in recent times, both have advanced to the third round without dropping a set, both will see this match as a golden opportunity reach a new high at the Grand Slam level. It will be interesting to see who can keep their head in what should be a nervy affair given what is on the line.
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