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Sloane Stephens vs Barbora Strycova, Zhuhai Group Stage Preview

WTA Elite Trophy, πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³πŸŒΉπŸ‰ Zhuhai RR Preview + Prediction
(3) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Sloane Stephens vs (11) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Barbora Strycova

The final group stage match at the 2017 WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai will see reigning U.S Open champion Sloane Stephens take on Barbora Strycova. Stephens and Strycova both proved to be no match for Anastasija Sevastova in their opening matches from the camellia group, both were defeated by the Latvian in straight sets ensuring it would be Sevastova would progresses through to the semi-finals. Stephens holds a 2-1 H2h advantage over Strycova and has won their last two matches, however, Stephens has not won a match since her historic U.S Open triumph. Can the American end a career changing season with a victory on Friday night with a victory over Barbora Strycova?

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Sloane Stephens vs Anastasija Sevastova, Zhuhai Group Stage Preview

WTA Elite Trophy, πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³πŸŒΉπŸ‰ Zhuhai RR Preview + Prediction
(3) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Sloane Stephens vs (5) πŸ‡±πŸ‡» Anastasija Sevastova

Sloane Stephens will make her debut at the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai on Wednesday evening when she comes up against Anastasija Sevastova in the first match from the Camelia Group. Stephens and Sevastova have been drawn alongside Barbora Strycova in what looms as one of the tougher groups. Stephens recently defeated Sevastova in an epic quarter-final encounter which ended in a final set tiebreak, a critical victory for Stephens on route to her first Grand Slam triumph. Interestingly, both Stephens and Sevastova were unable to win a match in the couple of tournaments they played in Asia after their U.S Open success. One of these two will break that drought on Wednesday, who will it be?

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Madison Keys vs Sloane Stephens, U.S Open Final Preview + Prediction

US Open, πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽπŸ—½πŸš• Final Preview + Prediction
πŸ† (15) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Madison Keys vs πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Sloane Stephens

The new generation is here! Two African American women are into the final of the U.S Open, neither of them named Williams. Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens will square off for the final Grand Slam title of 2017 at Flushing Meadows, a maiden Grand Slam title is up for grabs, it will be a life changing moment for the winner. No one could have predicted this final at the start of the tournament, Keys and Stephens both brought good form into New York but both have only just recently returned to competitive actions after frustrating injury setbacks.

After all the setbacks, both will leave everything out on the court on Saturday in what should be a highly competitive final. This match-up will features an interesting contrast in styles, the extreme power of Keys up against the incredible athleticism of Stephens. it was Sloane Stephens won the only previous match between the pair in straight sets in Miami of 2015. Who will step up and rise to the occasion?

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Venus Williams vs Sloane Stephens, U.S Open SF Preview

US Open, πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽπŸ—½πŸš• Semi-Final Preview + Prediction:
SF #1: (9) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Venus Williams vs πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Sloane Stephens

Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens will go head-to-head for a spot in U.S Open final when they do battle on Friday at Flushing Meadows. This will be a battle of the generations, the evergreen, 37-year-old Venus Williams up against the rising, 24-year-old Sloane Stephens. Venus and Sloane both confirmed their spot in the semi-finals with epic victories on Tuesday, both emerged victories in dramatic final set tiebreaks. Venus will be aiming to reach her third Grand Slam final of 2017 and hopefully go on to win her first major since 2008. Conversely, Sloane Stephens will be aiming to reach her first Grand Slam final and potentially a first major title. This looms as a fairly even match-up, another classic match could be on the cards on Arthur Ashe Stadium.

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Anastasija Sevastova vs Sloane Stephens, U.S Open QF Preview

US Open, πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽπŸ—½πŸš• QF Preview + Prediction:
(16) πŸ‡±πŸ‡» Anastasija Sevastova vs πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Sloane Stephens

A huge opportunity presents itself for Anastasija Sevastova and Sloane Stephens on Tuesday when they do battle for a place at the semi-final stage at Flushing Meadows. Both would be unexpected semi-finalists. This will be the first ever meeting between Sevastova and Stephens, both head into this match in great form having knocked out top players on route to this stage of the event. Sevastova is fresh off eliminating Maria Sharapova in what was one of the biggest wins of her career, whilst Sloane Stephens has already beaten four quality opponents in New York. It will be interesting to see who steps up and takes this big opportunity, nerves will undoubtedly be a big factor.

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