Roland Garros, 🇫🇷🐌 R4 Preview + Prediction
(23) 🇦🇺 Samantha Stosur vs 🇱🇻 Jelena Ostapenko
Sam Stosur is now arguably the form player on tour and looms as one of the main contenders to go on to win the title in Paris. Stosur is on an 8 match winning streak after arriving at Roland Garros fresh off a title run in Strasbourg. Stosur has cruised through her first three matches in Paris in straight sets and seems to be getting stronger and stronger with each match, Stosur will face her greatest test of the tournament thus far on Sunday when she up against the extremely dangerous Jelena Ostapenko.
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Roland Garros, 🇫🇷🐌 R3 Preview + Prediction
(23) 🇦🇺 Samantha Stosur vs (Q) 🇺🇸 Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Samantha Stosur’s section of the draw has really opened up. The former runner-up will not have to face a seeded opponent until at least the quarter-final stage in Paris. Stosur comes up against American qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the third round at Roland Garros on Friday. Stosur is on a 7-match winning streak after winning the title in Strasbourg last week whilst Mattek-Sands also enters this match in great form having won 5 matches in a row in Paris, most recently an upset win over Petra Kvitova.
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Roland Garros, 🇫🇷🐌 R1 Preview + Prediction
(23) 🇦🇺 Samantha Stosur vs 🇸🇰 Kristina Kucova
Samantha Stosur is another big contender heading into Roland Garros 2017. The former runner-up has always excelled in Paris, reaching at least the semi-final stage on four previous occasions. Stosur arrives in Paris on the back of a much-needed confidence boost in Strasbourg where she defeated Daria Gavrilova in three sets to win the title. Stosur has the ability to compete with anyone of this surface and should get her campaign off to a good start when she meets Kristina Kucova in the first round on Monday in Paris.
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🇪🇸 Mutua Madrid Open, R3 Preview
(3) 🇷🇴 Simona Halep vs (16) 🇦🇺 Samantha Stosur
Simona Halep survived an almighty scare in her second round clash against Roberta Vinci on Tuesday. Halep found herself down 2-5 in the deciding third set but managed to win 5 of the last 6 games, running away with the decisive tiebreaker to claim a hard-fought 6-3 2-6 7-6 win. Halep’s title defence continues on Wednesday when she takes on Samantha Stosur, an opponent the Romanian has a good recent record against.
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Miami Open, 🇺🇸🌴🐬 R4 Match Preview
(3) 🇷🇴 Simona Halep vs (14) 🇦🇺 Samantha Stosur
Simona Halep and Samantha Stosur will renew their rivalry on Monday when they meet at the fourth round stage of the Miami Open. Halep and Stosur have both struggled to find their best form in 2017 but both are having a good week in Miami after winning a couple of matches. Stosur leads the head-to-head series between the pair, but importantly Halep has won all their completed matches contested on a hard court. It will be interesting to see who makes the most of this big opportunity to reach the quarter-final stage in Miami.
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