Barbora Strycova vs Ashleigh Barty, Sydney QF Preview

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πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Barbora Strycova vs πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Ashleigh Barty

An interesting quarter-final match-up at the Sydney International sees Barbora Strycova take on Ashleigh Barty. Strycova and Barty have had contrasting pathways through to the final 8 in Sydney. Strycova has had a tough draw, defeating Kasatkina and Makarova whilst Barty has had a very favourable draw having beaten Cepede Royg and Perez on route to the quarter-finals. The head-to-head record is split at 1 win apiece, who will edge ahead and reach the semi-finals in Sydney?

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Barbora Strycova has made a decent start to the 2018 season, reaching back-to-back quarter-finals in Auckland and Sydney. Strycova started her Sydney campaign with a difficult 3 set victory over Daria Kasatkina, a 7-5 1-6 6-4 victory. The 31-year-old was more comfortable in her second round match, beating Ekaterina Makarova surprisingly comfortably 6-4 6-1. Strycova will be keen to replicate her run to the semi-finals in Sydney last year.

Ashleigh Barty has started to gain some much needed momentum at the Sydney International. Barty started her 2018 season with a shocking opening round to Lesia Tsurenko last week in Brisbane and arrived in Sydney under great pressure to get some victories under her belt. Barty has not been at her best this week in Sydney but she has competed well enough to claim straight set wins over Veronica Cepede Royg and Ellen Perez. Barty was fortunate enough to receive a relatively easy draw this week, her toughest test thus far will come on Thursday against Strycova.

The head-to-head between these two is split at 1 win apiece. The most recent match between the pair took place on grass in Birmingham last year, Barty claimed a 6-3 3-6 6-1 victory. Strycova won their only previous match on a hard court, 6-1 6-3 at the US Open in 2014.

Sloane Stephens vs Barbora Strycova, Zhuhai Group Stage Preview

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(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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Anastasija Sevastova vs Barbora Strycova, Zhuhai Group Stage Preview

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(5) πŸ‡±πŸ‡» Anastasija Sevastova vs (11) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Barbora Strycova

Anastasija Sevastova is in prime position in the camellia group after she defeated Sloane Stephens in straight sets on Wednesday night. The Latvian can book her spot in the semi-finals when she comes up against Barbora Strycova on day 3 of the WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai. An in-form Barbora Strycova will have other ideas, the Czech is one of few players competing at the event in back-to-back seasons and will be looking to make a strong start to the tournament. This is a match-up that will feature a heap of variety, a close contest is likely, who will come out on top in this crucial clash in the camellia group?

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Barbora Strycova vs Daria Gavrilova, Toronto R2 Preview

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πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Barbora Strycova vs πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Daria Gavrilova

Barbora Strycova will come up against Daria Gavrilova in one of two second round matches scheduled for Tuesday at the Rogers Cup in Toronto. Strycova and Gavrilova both cruised through their opening round matches on Monday with straight set victories. Strycova and Gavrilova will be going head-to-head for the first time, it will be interesting to see how this match-up pans out.

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Garbine Muguruza vs Barbora Strycova, Eastbourne R2 Preview

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(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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Alize Cornet vs Barbora Strycova, Roland Garros R2 Preview

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πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Alize Cornet vs (20) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Barbora Strycova

A fascinating second round clash in Paris sees crowd favourite Alize Cornet come up against the feisty 20th seeded Barbora Strycova. This promises to be a tight battle between two fierce competitors that give very little away, except a lot of long, entertaining rallies in this one. Interestingly, Cornet has a fairly dominant head-to-head record over Strycova (5-2), but Strycova has generally played the better tennis of late, a clay court will suit Cornet in this match-up. This looks like an exciting match…

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Simona Halep vs Barbora Strycova, Stuttgart R2 Preview

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(4) πŸ‡·πŸ‡΄ Simona Halep vs πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Barbora Strycova

Simona Halep will begin her 2017 Stuttgart campaign with a second round clash against Barbora Strycova. Halep enters the Porsche Tennis GP in the best form that she has been in all year, the Romanian claimed two comfortable wins on the weekend to help secure a 3-2 Fed Cup triumph over Great Britain. Strycova will be no pushover, the Czech is always a difficult prospect, especially for someone playing their first match of the tournament.

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Fed Cup World R1: Czech Republic vs Spain Day 1 Preview

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The Czech Republic will begin their Fed Cup title defense with a tricky opening round tie against Spain at the Ostravar Arena in the Czech Republic. The Czech ladies have been dominant in recent years having won the competition in the last three years and four of the last five. In 2017, the Czech team will be without their leader Petra Kvitova as she is expected to be sidelined due to injury for the entire year. The Czech Republic will still be the team to beat in 2017 led by Karolina Pliskova, Barbora Strycova and Lucie Safarova.

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Agnieszka Radwanska vs Barbora Strycova, Sydney SF Preview

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(2) πŸ‡΅πŸ‡± Agnieszka Radwanska vs πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Barbora Strycova

Thursday’s first semi-final at the Apia International in Sydney features 2013 champion Agnieszka Radwanska and an in form Barbora Strycova. Radwanska has at times seemed rusty in the first couple of weeks of the season but finally seems to be hitting some form, whilst Barbora Strycova has been in great form this week but her ability to bounce back from a brutal quarter-final win over Caroline Wozniacki is very questionable. Also in the Pole’s favour is the commanding 6-0 head-to-head record she holds over Strycova.

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Caroline Wozniacki vs Barbora Strycova, Sydney QF Preview

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(10) Caroline Wozniacki vs Barbora Strycova

Caroline Wozniacki and Barbora Strycova will meet on the seventh occasion when they collide at the quarter-final stage of the Apia International in Sydney. This is always an interesting match-up between two ladies that give very little away, it will be tough to win a points out there. Wozniacki and Strycova both enter this match in good form and will see this match as a very winnable one.

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