Svetlana Kuznetsova vs Elena Vesnina, Indian Wells Final Preview

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(8) πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί Svetlana Kuznetsova vs (14) πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί Elena Vesnina

A totally unexpected championship match at the 2017 BNP Paribas Open sees compatriots Svetlana Kuznetsova and Elena Vesnina do battle. This will be a momentous occasion for both ladies at this stage of their respective careers. Kuznetsova has twice reached the final in Indian Wells and will be hoping for third time lucky as she looks for her first title in the Californian desert, for Vesnina this is the biggest final of her career and a surprise opportunity to win her first premier mandatory title. Kuznetsova and Vesnina have been Fed Cup teammates for almost a decade, adding another element of drama to this final.

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Karolina Pliskova vs Svetlana Kuznetsova, Indian Wells SF Preview

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(3) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Karolina Pliskova vs (8) πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί Svetlana Kuznetsova

An intriguing semi-final match-up at the BNP Paribas Open sees Karolina Pliskova take on Svetlana Kuznetsova, a match-up that features a great contrast in styles. Pliskova and Kuznetsova both bring good form into the final 4 having both advanced to the semi-finals with a straight set win over a quality opponent. This will be the third meeting between the pair, the two previous matches were split a win apiece, both at the end of last year and on a hard court. All signs points to a very close, hard-fought match.

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Venus Williams vs Elena Vesnina, Indian Wells QF Preview

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(12) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Venus Williams vs (14) πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί Elena Vesnina

The fourth and final quarter-final at the BNP Paribas Open features an unlikely match-up when Venus Williams come up against Elena Vesnina. What’s surprising heading into this clash is that Vesnina has a positive head-to-head recover over the American, Vesnina has won 3 of their 5 previous matches, including a memorable three set win over Williams in Miami last year. Venus will be desperate to reverse that record and will likely raise to the occasion at the business end of the tournament as she has often done in recent times.

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Caroline Wozniacki vs Kristina Mladenovic, Indian Wells QF Preview

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(13) πŸ‡©πŸ‡° Caroline Wozniacki vs (28) πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Kristina Mladenovic

Caroline Wozniacki and Kristina Mladenovic will do battle in what should be a high-quality quarter-final at the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday between two very in-form players. Both Wozniacki and Mladenovic have flown through to the quarter-finals in Indian Wells without dropping a set, both have reached two finals in the last couple of months prior to this event. Wozniacki has won all three previous matches between the two, but Mladenovic is playing the best tennis of her career, perhaps this is the Frenchwoman’s time?

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Svetlana Kuznetsova vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Indian Wells QF Preview

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(19) πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs (8) πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί Svetlana Kuznetsova

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Svetlana Kuznetsova will go head-to-head for the third time in season 2017 when they meet at the quarter-final stage of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday. Pavlyuchenkova has been a surprise winner in both the matches between the pair in 2017, including a straight set victory in the fourth round of the Australian Open, Kuznetsova will be desperate for revenge and will still be confident knowing that she won 5 of their 6 matches prior to this year.

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Dominika Cibulkova vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Indian Wells R4 Preview

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(5) πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡° Dominika Cibulkova vs (19) πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Dominika Cibulkova has claimed two typically gutsy wins to advance to the final 16 at the BNP Paribas Open. The Slovakian needed three sets to get past Jelena Ostapenko and Kristyna Pliskova, the second of those matches saw the world number 5 come from a set and a break down, saving match points to claim a 2-6 7-6 7-6 victory. Cibulkova will face another tough test on Tuesday when she faces Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the fourth round. Pavlyuchenkova has been untroubled in her first two matches at the BNP Paribas Open and has been playing well throughout most of 2017.

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Simona Halep vs Kristina Mladenovic, Indian Wells R3 Preview

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(4) πŸ‡·πŸ‡΄ Simona Halep vs (28) πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Kristina Mladenovic

An intriguing third round encounter at the BNP Paribas Open sees Simona Halep come up against Kristina Mladenovic. Interestingly, Mladenovic has won two of their three previous encounters and comes into this match in good form so she will be confident of another victory over the Romanian. Halep will be looking to get her season on track over the next few weeks having only won one match heading into the event. Halep is a former champion at the BNP Paribas Open, the conditions seem to suit her perfectly. Making for an exciting contest.

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Angelique Kerber vs Pauline Parmentier, Indian Wells R3 Preview

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(2) πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Angelique Kerber vs πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Pauline Parmentier

Angelique Kerber made a commanding start to her 2017 BNP Paribas Open campaign on Saturday by thrashing Andrea Petkovic 6-2 6-1. Kerber is set to return to the number 1 ranking at the end of this tournament, every win for the German in the Californian desert will see her extend her lead at the top of the rankings with Serena Williams out of the BNP Paribas Open. Kerber will be a strong favourite against Pauline Parmentier when they meet at the third round stage at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

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Agnieszka Radwanska vs Shuai Peng, Indian Wells R3 Preview

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(6) πŸ‡΅πŸ‡± Agnieszka Radwanska vs (Q) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ Shuai Peng

Former Indian Wells finalist Agnieszka Radwanska will continue her 2017 BNP Paribas Open campaign on Monday where she faces Chinese qualifier Shuai Peng. The Indian Wells Tennis Garden has generally been a happy hunting ground for the Pole, the world number 6 will be hoping for another deep run in the Californian desert to jumpstart her season and push back into the top 5 in the rankings.

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Dominika Cibulkova vs Kristyna Pliskova, Indian Wells R3 Preview

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(5) πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡° Dominika Cibulkova vs πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Kristyna Pliskova

Dominika Cibulkova faces a unique challenge on Sunday when she comes up against the big-serving Kristyna Pliskova. Cibulkova will be wary of Pliskova who is starting to make a name for herself after living in the shadow of twin sister Karolina Pliskova in recent years. Kristyna has had a couple of notable wins in recent times and is always a dangerous opponent because she can take care of her service games with ease when playing at her best. Cibulkova is one of the best returners in on tour, so this will be an interesting first time encounter between the pair.

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