Dominika Cibulkova vs Daria Gavrilova, New Haven Final Preview

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Final: (2) πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡° Dominika Cibulkova vs πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Daria Gavrilova

The final match before all attention turns to the U.S Open promises to be an exciting one on Saturday as the second seeded Dominika Cibulkova comes up against Daria Gavrilova in the final of the Connecticut Open. Cibulkova and Gavrilova both claimed super-impressive semi-final victories on Friday evening and head into Saturday’s final full of confidence. Cibulkova will be aiming for her first title of the year whilst Daria Gavrilova will be fighting for her first ever WTA title. Cibulkova comfortably defeated Gavrilova in straight sets at Wimbledon last year in their only previous match, the New Haven final promises to be a much closer encounter between two feisty competitors.

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Agnieszka Radwanska vs Daria Gavrilova, New Haven SF Preview

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SF #2: (1) πŸ‡΅πŸ‡± Agnieszka Radwanska vs πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Daria Gavrilova

Friday’s second semi-final for the Connecticut Open in New Haven sees the top seed and defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska take on Daria Gavrilova. Radwanska has claimed a couple of tough straight set wins to reach the semi-final stage where she face what is likely to be her biggest challenge of the tournament thus far. Daria Gavrilova is on a roll, the Aussie is playing great tennis in New Haven and will be full of confidence heading into this big match. This will be the first career meeting between the pair in what should a very entertaining match-up between two unique types of players.

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Dominika Cibulkova vs Elise Mertens, New Haven SF Preview

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SF #1: (2) πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡° Dominika Cibulkova vs (Q) πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ Elise Mertens

Dominika Cibulkova will be competing in her third semi-final of the year on Friday at the Connecticut Open. Cibulkova will be hoping it’s third time lucky as she aims to reach her first final of the year, standing in her way in Belgian qualifier Elise Mertens. Cibulkova and Mertens have had very different pathways to the semi-finals, Cibulkova has won a pair of tight matches whilst Mertens has already won 5 matches having come through the qualifying draw. This will be the first ever meeting between the pair.

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Agnieszka Radwanska vs Shuai Peng, New Haven QF Preview

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QF: (1) πŸ‡΅πŸ‡± Agnieszka Radwanska vs (8) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ Shuai Peng

Agnieszka Radwanska will continue her title defense at the Connecticut Open on Thursday when she comes up against Shuai Peng at the quarter-final stage in New Haven. Radwanska and Peng both breezed through their second round clashes in straight sets and are seemingly in decent form heading into this clash. The head-to-head record between the two is currently split at three wins apiece. Peng has won their two most recent clashes and has generally been playing the better tennis this year, can Peng again get the better of the Pole?Β 

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Dominika Cibulkova vs Alize Cornet, New Haven R2 Preview

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R2: (2) πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡° Dominika Cibulkova vs πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Alize Cornet

Dominika Cibulkova and Alize Cornet will renew hostilities when they collide at the second round stage of the Connecticut Open on Wednesday evening. This will be the 10th meeting between the pair, matches between these two are usually high quality, fiercely contested encounters. As the second seed Cibulkova received a bye into the second round whilst Alize Cornet booked a meeting with Cibulkova courtesy of a 6-0 6-0 demolition of Yulia Putintseva.

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Magda Linette vs Shuai Zhang, New Haven R2 Preview

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R2: (Q) πŸ‡΅πŸ‡± Magda Linette vs πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ Shuai Zhang

Shuai Zhang caused the biggest upset of the opening round when she eliminated 3-time former champion Petra Kvitova in straight sets. Zhang claimed a surprisingly easy 6-2 6-1 win over Petra Kvitova on Monday night and will look to bring momentum from that big win into her second round clash with Magda Linette on Wednesday. In more good news for Zhang, she holds a perfect 2-0 head-to-head record over Linette heading into this second round clash at the Connecticut Open.

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Shuai Peng vs Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, New Haven R2 Preview

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R2: (8) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ Shuai Peng vs πŸ‡­πŸ‡· Mirjana Lucic-Baroni

Tuesday’s second match of the night session at the Connecticut Open will be an interesting contest between the 8th seeded Shuai Peng and the always-dangerous Mirjana Lucic-Baroni. Peng and Lucic-Baroni both arrived in New Haven having lost back-to-back matches to begin their U.S Open series campaign. Both will be desperate to turn their fortunes around in New Haven before heading to New York next week. Peng and Lucic-Baroni both got back to the winners list courtesy of tough first round wins in New Haven and will look build momentum with a victory on Tuesday evening.

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Agnieszka Radwanska vs Eugenie Bouchard, New Haven R2 Preview

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R2: (1) πŸ‡΅πŸ‡± Agnieszka Radwanska vs (wc) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Eugenie Bouchard

Agnieszka Radwanska and Eugenie Bouchard will open the night session on Tuesday at the Connecticut Open. Radwanska is the defending champion in New Haven this week and will desperately want to replicate the form that saw her win the title in 2016 as she looks to gain much needed momentum heading into the final Grand slam of the year next week. Radwanska has a perfect record over Bouchard, the Pole has won all three of their previous matches, all in straight sets. Can Bouchard turn things around here?

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