US Open, 🇺🇸🍎🗽🚕 R1 Preview + Prediction
(29) 🇭🇷 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni vs 🇵🇷 Monica Puig
An interesting opening round clash from Flushing Meadows on Monday sees Mirjana Lucic-Baroni take on Monica Puig in what will be a battle of two of the most inconsistent players on tour. Lucic-Baroni and Puig have both struggled to find their best tennis during the lead-up to New York, both remain dangerous and capable of significantly raising their level at any given tournament, Puig has won both of the previous matches between the pair so she will be able to take some kind of confidence into this match despite her recent poor form.
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Western & Southern Open, 🇺🇸🌉 Cincinnati R1 Preview + Prediction
(Q) 🇺🇸 Taylor Townsend vs (Q) 🇵🇷 Monica Puig
Monica Puig has had an extremely disappointing season, time is running out for Puig to turn things around in 2017. The 2016 Rio Olympics show that Puig can turn things on at any moment, Puig comes up against Taylor Townsend in the opening round of the Western & Southern Open on Monday. Townsend and Puig both reached the main draw in Cincinnati by progressing through a tough qualifying draw. This will be the first career meeting between Townsend and Puig.
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Roland Garros, 🇫🇷🐌 R2 Preview + Prediction
🇱🇻 Jelena Ostapenko vs 🇵🇷 Monica Puig
An intriguing second round clash at Roland Garros sees Jelena Ostapenko come up against Monica Puig, two talented, huge hitters. Both Ostapenko and Puig have a great amount of potential but both severely struggle with inconsistency both within matches and throughout tournaments. Both ladies will see this match as a great opportunity to advance to the third round in Paris, expect a fierce contest.
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Roland Garros, 🇫🇷🐌 R1 Preview + Prediction
(31) 🇮🇹 Roberta Vinci vs 🇵🇷 Monica Puig
An intriguing opening round clash in Paris sees Roberta Vinci come up against Monica Puig. Vinci is arguably one the most vulnerable seeded players in the draw whilst Puig is one of the most dangerous unseeded players in the draw, making for an entertaining first round clash at Roland Garros.
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Miami Open, 🇺🇸🌴🐬 R1 Match Preview
🇵🇷 Monica Puig vs 🇷🇴 Sorana Cirstea
An interesting opening round match-up at the Miami Open sees Monica Puig take on Sorana Cirstea. Both Puig and Cirstea possess extreme power and potential but both have generally struggled with inconsistency and injury in the case of Cirstea. Puig and Cirstea have both shown flashes of their best in 2017, both will be hoping for some more consistency moving forward, starting with a win here.
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