Johanna Konta vs Karolina Pliskova, Eastbourne SF Preview

Aegon International, πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Eastbourne SF #2 Preview
(5) πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Johanna Konta vs (3) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Karolina Pliskova

Friday’s second semi-final from the Aegon International will be a blockbuster clash between Johanna Konta and Karolina Pliskova, two of the most powerful players on tour. Konta and Pliskova loom as two of the main threats at SW19 next month, this semi-final clash looms as an important match for both as they look to gain momentum ahead of the third Grand Slam of the year. There will be little to separate these two, both have very similar games and both are playing good tennis this week in Eastbourne.

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Caroline Wozniacki vs Heather Watson, Eastbourne SF Preview

Aegon International, πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Eastbourne SF #1 Preview
(6) πŸ‡©πŸ‡° Caroline Wozniacki vs (wc) πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Heather Watson

Former Champion Caroline Wozniacki is again looking extremely tough to breakdown this week in Eastbourne, the Dane will come up against Heather Watson in Friday’s first semi-final at the Aegon International. Wozniacki is in great form this week having come past three solid opponents, most recently a three set win over world number 2, Simona Halep. Watson is also in great form, arguably playing the best tennis she has played all year and will enter this match with nothing to lose, making the Brit a potentially dangerous opponent.

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Caroline Wozniacki vs Elena Vesnina, Eastbourne R3 Preview

Aegon International, πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Eastbourne R3 Preview
(6) πŸ‡©πŸ‡° Caroline Wozniacki vs (12) πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί Elena Vesnina

An interesting third round clash at the Aegon International in Eastbourne on Thursday sees the sixth seeded Caroline Wozniacki take on the twelfth seeded Elena Vesnina in a match featuring an intriguing contrast in styles. Vesnina is dangerous on a grass court given her ability at the net but Wozniacki is in rock-solid form and also thrives on grass.Β 

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Johanna Konta vs Jelena Ostapenko, Eastbourne R3 Preview

Aegon International, πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Eastbourne R3 Preview
(5) πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Johanna Konta vs (10) πŸ‡±πŸ‡» Jelena Ostapenko

Jelena Ostapenko made a solid return to competitive actions in her first match since her outstanding Roland Garros triumph. The Latvian overcame Suarez Navarro in a topsy-turvy three set match and will now face a much greater test when she comes up against Johanna Konta in the third round at the Aegon International on Thursday. This has the making of an intriguing contest if both bring their a-game.

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Angelique Kerber vs Lara Arruabarrena, Eastbourne R3 Preview

Aegon International, πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Eastbourne R3 Preview
(1/wc) πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Angelique Kerber vs πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ Lara Arruabarrena

Angelique Kerber claimed her first win on grass in 2017 with a hard-fought three set win over Kristyna Pliskova on Wednesday. The world number 1 will hope to build on that performance when she comes up against Lara Arruabarrena in the third round of the Aegon International in Eastbourne. Kerber has won all three of the previous meetings between the pair but this will be their first encounter on a grass court.

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Garbine Muguruza vs Barbora Strycova, Eastbourne R2 Preview

Aegon International, πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Eastbourne R2 Preview
(11) πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ Garbine Muguruza vs πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Barbora Strycova

Garbine Muguruza and Barbora Strycova will renew hostilities when they collide in the second round of the Aegon International in Eastbourne. Muguruza has generally had the better of Strycova winning 3 of their past 4 encounters, but this will be their first ever meeting on a grass court, a surface that Strycova is more comfortable on. Muguruza brings good form into Eastbourne after reaching the semi-finals in Birmingham last week and will look to build on that result, whilst Strycova hasn’t had the best results of late, a win over Muguruza would give Strycova a much needed confidence boost.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Heather Watson, Eastbourne R3 Preview

Aegon International, πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Eastbourne R3 Preview
(14) πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs (wc) πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Heather Watson

An intriguing third round clash at the Aegon International in Eastbourne sees the 14th seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova take on Heather Watson and the British crowd. Watson has been in inspired form in front of her home crowd this week, the Brit has already claimed upset wins over Lesia Tsurenko and Dominika Cibulkova and will hoping to make Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova her third victim when they go head-to-head on Wednesday.

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Angelique Kerber vs Kristyna Pliskova, Eastbourne R2 Preview

Aegon International, πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Eastbourne R2 Preview
(1) πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Angelique Kerber vs πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Kristyna Pliskova

Angelique Kerber will finally begin her grass court campaign on Tuesday with a potentially tricky second round clash against big serving Czech, Kristyna Pliskova. Kerber was forced to postpone the start to her grass court season by a few weeks due to a hamstring injury. The world number 1 will look to start to build some much needed momentum in Eastbourne before Wimbledon where the German is the defending finalist. Kristyna Pliskova is playing well at the moment and will make life hard for Kerber.

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Jelena Ostapenko vs Carla Suarez Navarro, Eastbourne R2 Preview

Aegon International, πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Eastbourne R2 Preview
(10) πŸ‡±πŸ‡» Jelena Ostapenko vs πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ Carla Suarez Navarro

Reigning Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko will return to competitive action for the first time since her unbelievable achievement in Paris when she takes on Carla Suarez Navarro In the second round at the Aegon International in Eastbourne. The eyes of the tennis world will be on Ostapenko to see how she deals with the pressure of being a Grand Slam champion, an unexpected one. Grass is probably Ostapenko’s most dangerous surface, so if she can replicate her Roland Garros form over the coming weeks she will again cause a lot of damage. Nevertheless, Suarez Navarro looms as a tough opponent for Ostapenko in Eastbourne.

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Dominika Cibulkova vs Heather Watson, Eastbourne R2 Preview

Aegon International, πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Eastbourne R2 Preview
(4) πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡° Dominika Cibulkova vs (wc) πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Heather Watson

Dominika Cibulkova begins her title defence at the Aegon International with a tricky second round clash against local hopeful Heather Watson. Cibulkova arrives in Eastbourne in poor form and in desperate need of a form reversal given all the points she has to defend this week as last year’s champion and the quarter-final points she will have to defend at Wimbledon next month. The Slovakian will need to be on her game on Monday if she is to get past her first hurdle, her opponent Heather Watson got off to a good start in Eastbourne by defeating Lesia Tsurenko in straight sets and enjoys playing on grass in Britain.

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