Roland Garros, 🇫🇷🐌 Semi-Final Preview + Prediction
SF #1: (30) 🇨🇭 Timea Bacsinszky vs 🇱🇻 Jelena Ostapenko
A totally unexpected semi-final match-up sees Timea Bacsinszky come up against Jelena Ostapenko for a place in the 2017 Roland Garros final. This will be the first ever meeting between Bacsinszky and Ostapenko, a match-up that will feature a big contrast in styles, with so much on the line this looms as an intriguing battle. Experience will be on Bacsinszky’s side given she has been in this exact situation before in Paris, however Ostapenko has the firepower to give Bacsinszky all kinds of trouble, this one could seemingly go either way in what has been a very unpredictable half of the draw.
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Roland Garros, 🇫🇷🐌 Quarter-Final Preview + Prediction
QF #2: (13) 🇫🇷 Kristina Mladenovic vs (30) 🇨🇭 Timea Bacsinszky
Kristina Mladenovic will look to continue her dream run at her home Grand Slam at Roland Garros when she comes up against Timea Bacsinszky at the quarter-final stage in Paris on Tuesday. Mladenovic has already won three epic matches in Paris, the 24-year-old has been spurred on by the boisterous Parisian crowd, a force that seems to be making Mladenovic stronger. Bacsinszky is also right at home at Roland Garros, The Swiss number 1 is into the quarter-final stage for the third consecutive year in Paris, Bacsinszky will be looking to emulate her 2015 run to the final four by battling her way past an in-form Mladenovic. The scene is set for an epic between to fierce competitors.
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Roland Garros, 🇫🇷🐌 R1 Preview + Prediction
(30) 🇨🇭 Timea Bacsinszky vs 🇪🇸 Sara Sorribes Tormo
Timea Bacsinszky has enjoyed Roland Garros in recent times, Timea made her big breakthrough at the event in 2015 when she reached the semi-finals and backed up that performance last year as she managed to reach the quarter-finals. Timea has not been at her best in 2017 but will be hoping that a return to Paris will see a return to form. Bacsinszky will start a strong favourite to come through her opening round match as she comes up against inexperienced Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo.
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Internazionali BNL d’Italia 🇮🇹 R3 Preview
(2) 🇨🇿 Karolina Pliskova vs 🇨🇭 Timea Bacsinszky
An fascinating third round clash between Karolina Pliskova and Timea Bacsinszky will end third round action on Thursday at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia. Karolina Pliskova was the form player on tour during the first couple of months but as expected her form has dropped away as the clay court season is in full swing. Timea Bacsinszky has had a poor year but the Swiss woman always thrives during the clay court season and will see this third round clash as a big opportunity to gain a valuable victory over the world number 3.
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Miami Open, 🇺🇸🌴🐬 R2 Match Preview
(25) 🇮🇹 Roberta Vinci vs (Q) 🇺🇸 Taylor Townsend
An interesting first-time match-up sees Roberta Vinci and Taylor Townsend go head-to-head in the second round of the Miami Open. Roberta Vinci will be beginning her Miami Open campaign after receiving a bye into the second round, whilst Taylor Townsend has already won three matches after coming through the qualifying draw. Roberta Vinci has struggled to find her best tennis in 2017 and has a poor recent record in Miami, however with experience on her side this is a match Vinci would expect to be winning.
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