Samantha Stosur vs Carina Witthoeft, Sydney R1 Preview

Sydney International πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ¦ˆ R1 Preview
(WC) πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Samantha Stosur vs (LL) πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Carina Witthoeft

Samantha Stosur and Carina Witthoeft will go head-to-head for the first time when they meet at the first round stage of the Sydney International on Tuesday. The pressure will be on Stosur here, the Aussie will be desperate to avoid heading to Melbourne without a win to her name which has so often been the case over the last few years. Stosur was originally scheduled to play Julia Goerges in the opening round in Sydney but the Auckland champion pulled out of Sydney with a knee injury gifting her compatriot a lucky loser spot into the main draw. Will Witthoeft make the most of the opportunity or will Stosur claim a much needed win?

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Stosur got her season off to a typically disappointing start at the Brisbane International last week. Stosur was completely outplayed in her opening round match with Anastasija Sevastova. Stosur was no match for Sevastova, beaten 6-1 6-3 in match where Stosur was unable to break the Latvian’s serve. In 2017 Stosur went through the Aussie summer without winning a match, 3 first round defeats, unfortunately for Stosur it looks she could be facing a similar fate in 2018.

Carina Witthoeft was unable to make her way through a tough qualifying draw in Sydney. Witthoeft made it through to the final round of qualifying courtesy of wins over Rodionova and Woolcock but fell at the final hurdle against Camila Giorgi, beaten 6-1 6-4. Witthoeft was fortunate to receive a lucky loser spot in the main draw courtesy of Julia Goerges withdrawing form the event. Will Witthoeft make the most her lucky loser spot?

Anett Kontaveit vs Carina Witthoeft, Gstaad QF Preview

Ladies Championship, Gstaad, πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­πŸ”οΈ Quarter-final Preview
(3) πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ Anett Kontaveit vs (6) πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Carina Witthoeft

Anett Kontaveit and Carina Witthoeft will go head-to-head in an interesting quarter-final clash in Gstaad between two of the tours exciting young prospects. Kontaveit and Witthoeft have both shown glimpses of what they are capable of throughout 2017, particularly Kontaveit who has been in superb form over the last couple of months. The Estonian has won both of the previous matches between the pair and her recent form suggests she should be able to maintain her perfect record over the German on Friday in Gstaad.

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Angelique Kerber vs Carina Witthoeft, Australian Open R2 Preview

Australian Open, πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Second Round Match preview
(1) πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Angelique Kerber vs πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Carina Witthoeft

Angelique Kerber made a nervy start to her Australian Open title defenseΒ on the opening night of the tournament, the world number 1 was pushed to a third set by Lesia Tsurenko but showed her champion qualities to fight through a tricky situation. Kerber will be hoping for a more commanding performance in the second round when she takes compatriot Carina Witthoeft, an opponent she owned in the past.Β 

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