Naomi Osaka vs CoCo Vandeweghe, Hopman Cup Preview

Hopman Cup Preview, Japan vs USA
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Naomi Osaka vs ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ CoCo Vandeweghe

A big hitting affair is set for the Hopman Cup on Tuesday afternoon when Naomi Osaka takes on CoCo Vandeweghe. Osaka and Vandeweghe are two of the most explosive players on tour, this will be an exciting encounter for the Perth spectators.

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Naomi Osaka got off to a losing start in her Hopman Cup debut. Osaka played a solid match but was not consistent enough as she succumbed to Belinda Bencic 5-7 3-6. Osaka had her opportunities, especially in the first set but unnecessary, random unforced errors were her downfall. Nevertheless, it was a high quality match, a decent start to the year for Osaka.

CoCo Vandeweghe got her season off to the perfect start. The American claimed a comprehensive 6-3 6-3 victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. The American team which also features Jack Sock is probably considered the favourite to win the title, Vandeweghe continues to excel when representing the USA.

It was Osaka who won the only previous match between the pair, an upset 6-7 6-3 6-4 victory at the opening round stage of the U.S Open in 2016

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs CoCo Vandeweghe, Hopman Cup Preview

Hopman Cup, Russia vs USA

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vsย ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ CoCo Vandeweghe

Russia and the USA will go head-to-head in the first rubber of the 2018 Hopman Cup in Perth on Saturday. Russiaโ€™s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will take on the USAโ€™s CoCo Vandeweghe in the first match of the day. This should be a very competitive encounter between two players looking to have a big 2018 season. It will be important for both players to make a positive start to the season at the Hopman Cup, gaining momentum before heading to the first Grand Slam of the year in Melbourne.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will be competing in Perth at the Hopman Cup for the first time. The Russian team was initially going to be represented by Svetlana Kuznetsova but the veteran had to pull out due to injury, opening the door for Pavlyuchenkova. Conversely, Vandeweghe is no stranger to the Hopman Cup format having played at the event last year. Vandeweghe saves her best tennis for when she plays for her country. Vandeweghe spearheaded the USAโ€™s winning Fed Cup campaign in 2017, Vandeweghe was involved in all 3 victories in the USAโ€™s 3-2 win over Belarus in the final which was also the case in their semi-final over the Czech Republic.



This is a big year for both Pavlyuchenkova and Vandeweghe, both are at similar positions in their careers, looking to consolidate a spot in the top 10 by seasons end. Both Pavlyuchenkova and Vandeweghe had positive Australian summers in 2017, Pavlyuchenkova made the Australian Open quarter-final whilst Vandeweghe made it to the semi-finals in Melbourne. Both will look to replicate those results in 2018, a strong Hopman Cup will be important for both.

CoCo Vandeweghe leads the head-to-head between the pair, 2-1. The most recent match came towards the end of 2017 where Vandeweghe destroyed Pavlyuchenkova 6-2 6-3.

CoCo Vandeweghe vs Ashleigh Barty, Zhuhai Semi-Final Preview

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SF #2: (2) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ CoCo Vandeweghe vs (9) ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Ashleigh Barty

Saturdayโ€™s second semi-final in Zhuhai sees CoCo Vandeweghe and Ashleigh Barty go head-to-head for the first time. Vandeweghe and Barty both went undefeated in their groups to advance to the semi-finals, both are in good form heading into this intriguing semi-final clash. Barty has arguably been the form player thus far in Zhuhai, the Aussieโ€™s serving has been particularly impressive. Vandeweghe has also been serving well this week and can match Barty from the service line. This will be an exciting clash between two powerful opponents, who will emerge victorious in the first meeting between the pair?

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CoCo Vandeweghe vs Elena Vesnina, Zhuhai Group Stage Preview

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(2) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ CoCo Vandeweghe vs (6) ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Elena Vesnina

CoCo Vandeweghe can secure top spot and a ticket into the semi-final in Zhuhai on Thursday night when she comes up against Russiaโ€™s Elena Vesnina in the final match of the day. Vandeweghe made a shaky start in her Zhuhai debut on day 1 of the tournament but rallied to claim a 3 set win over Shuai Peng. Elena Vesnina has had to wait a while to get her Zhuhai campaign off and running, the Russian will be looking to end one of her best seasons on tour with a strong showing in Zhuhai.

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CoCo Vandeweghe vs Shuai Peng, Zhuhai Group Stage Preview

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Bougainvillea Group: Match #1:
(2) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ CoCo Vandeweghe vs (12/wc) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Shuai Peng

CoCo Vandeweghe and Shuai Peng will open proceeding at the 2017 Hengqin Life WTA Elite Trophy. This will be the first time that Vandeweghe and Peng will go head-to-head. Vandeweghe and Peng have been draw into the Bougainvillea Group alongside Elena Vesnina. The courts in Zhuhai have been traditionally very quick, both players are likely to benefit from the quick conditions.

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Karolina Pliskova vs CoCo Vandeweghe, U.S Open QF Preview

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(1) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Karolina Pliskova vs (20) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ CoCo Vandeweghe

Karolina Pliskovaโ€™s destiny is now in her own hands in New York. Pliskova will retain her world number 1 ranking if she is to reach the final at Flushing Meadows but she will be hoping to go one step further than 2016 and win the title. Pliskova is a pretty clear favourite to win the title from here now that the majority of her main rivals are eliminated from the tournament. However, Pliskova will face a big test on Wednesday when she comes up against a red-hot CoCo Vandeweghe. The head-to-head record between Pliskova and Vandeweghe is split at 2 wins apiece, there really is very little to separate these two, meaning this should be a very close encounter with so much on the line. Can Vandeweghe cause an upset?

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CoCo Vandeweghe vs Lucie Safarova, U.S Open R4 Preview

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(20) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ CoCo Vandeweghe vs ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Lucie Safarova

CoCo Vandeweghe overcame a very negative h2h record to advance to the fourth round with a tough three set win over Agnieszka Radwanska. Vandeweghe will need to overcome another negative h2h record if she is to advance to the quarter-final stage in New York. Vandewegheโ€™s fourth round opponent on Monday will be Lucie Safarova, the Czech holds a 3-1 h2h record over Vandeweghe and has won their 3 most recent matches, including a three set win at Indian Wells earlier this year. This is a huge match for both ladies and we should see a tight contest with minimal break of serves. Who will step up and take this opportunity to reach the quarter-finals in New York.ย 

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Agnieszka Radwanska vs CoCo Vandeweghe, U.S Open R3 Preview

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(10) ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Agnieszka Radwanska vs (20) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ CoCo Vandeweghe

CoCo Vandeweghe will get another shot at Agnieszka Radwanska when they collide at the third round stage at Flushing Meadows on Saturday. Radwanska has a dominant head-to-head record over Vandeweghe having won 5 of their previous 6 matches, all 5 victories were on a hard court. Despite their previous matches, Vandeweghe does have the weapons to trouble Radwanska, the conditions in New York are also probably more favourable for Vandeweghe whilst Radwanska has generally struggled at the U.S Open.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs CoCo Vandeweghe, Stanford QF Preview

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(4) ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs (6) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ CoCo Vandeweghe

The second quarter-final of the day at the Bank of the West Classic on Friday sees the 4th seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova come up against the 6th seeded CoCo Vandeweghe. Pavlyuchenkova and Vandeweghe both breezed into the final 8 with convincing second round wins on Thursday in Stanford, both will enter the quarter-final stage full of confidence. The head-to-head record between the pair is split at 1 win apiece heading into this match, it seems hard to split these two heading into what should be a very even, hard-fought clash.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in action during her her second round match at the 2017 Bank of the West Classic WTA Premier tennis tournament

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CoCo Vandeweghe vs Nicole Gibbs, Stanford R2 Preview

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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย CoCo Vandeweghe vs ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย Nicole Gibbs

Two Californian natives will go head-to-head at the second round stage of the Bank of the West Classic on Thursday when CoCo Vandeweghe takes on Nicole Gibbs. Vandewegheโ€™s best has been very good in 2017, highlighted by a run to the semi-finals at the Australian Open and more recently a quarter-final showing at Wimbledon. Back at home in the United States, Vandeweghe will be hoping to contend for the biggest titles throughout the new few months, gaining momentum in Stanford will be important for Vandeweghe.

Nicole Gibbs of the United States in action during her first round match at the 2017 Bank of the West Classic WTA Premier tennis tournament

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