Kristina Mladenovic vs Ana Bogdan, Australian Open Preview

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(11) πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Kristina Mladenovic vs πŸ‡·πŸ‡΄ Ana Bogdan

Kristina Mladenovic arrives in Melbourne under a heap of pressure. The Frenchwoman has lost 14 matches in a row and has not won a match since Washington last year. Mladenovic will open her campaign at Melbourne Park with a first round clash against Ana Bogdan. This is a reasonable draw for Mladenovic, can the 11th seed finally reverse her fortunes or will it be 15 losses in a row for the talented 24-year-old?

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Kristina Mladenovic is completely deprived of confidence at the moment having lost 14 matches in a row. Mladenovic was in super form midway through last season but things have gone dramatically wrong for the Frenchwoman. There is pressure on Mladenovic to quickly rediscover her form as she will soon have a lot of points to defend, if she keeps going how she has been lately she will suffer a huge drop in ranking.

Ana Bogdan’s form heading into the Australian Open was quite unconvincing. Bogdan did manage to claim a big win over Camila Giorgi in the opening round in Shenzhen before succumbing to Kristyna Pliskova in straight sets in the next round. Bogdan was beaten by the 364th ranked Aussie Naiktha Bains in the opening round of qualifying in Hobart last week.

Mladenovic won the only previous match between the pair, a 7-6 6-3 win in Moscow in 2015.

Kristina Mladenovic vs Julia Goerges, Zhuhai Group Stage Preview

WTA Elite Trophy, πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³πŸŒΉπŸ‰ Zhuhai RR Preview + Prediction
(1) πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Kristina Mladenovic vs (7) πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Julia Goerges

The final semi-final spot at the 2017 WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai will be up for grabs in the opening match of day 4. Julia Goerges is in prime position to progress to the next stage from the Azalea group, the German just needs to win one set against Kristina Mladenovic when the pair square off on Friday. Conversely, Mladenovic will need to beat Goerges in straight sets to advance. These two could not bring more contrasting form into this crucial match. Goerges has won 6 matches in a row after arriving in Zhuhai fresh off the title in Moscow whilst Mladenovic is on a 11-match losing streak. Can Mladenovic produce a miracle to snatch the final semi-final spot in Zhuhai?

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Kristina Mladenovic vs Magdalena Rybarikova, Zhuhai Group Stage Preview

WTA Elite Trophy, πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³πŸŒΉπŸ‰ Zhuhai RR Preview + Prediction
(1) πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Kristina Mladenovic vs (10) πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡° Magdalena Rybarikova

The top seeded Kristina Mladenovic will begin her WTA Elite Trophy campaign on Wednesday when she comes up against Magdalena Rybarikova in the first match of the day in Zhuhai. Rybarikova got off to a losing start on Tuesday in Zhuhai, succumbing to Julia Goerges 1-6 6-7. Mladenovic will be out to break her astonishing string of 10 consecutive defeats, 9 of which ended in straight sets. It was in Moscow a few weeks ago that Mladenovic’s run of 19 consecutive sets lost was broken, but her losing run of matches remains. Can Mladenovic get off to a winning start in Zhuhai and finally break her winning drought?

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Kristina Mladenovic vs Pauline Parmentier, Wimbledon R1 Preview

Wimbledon πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ’‚πŸ“ Day 2, R1 Match Preview:
(12) πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Kristina Mladenovic vs πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Pauline Parmentier

Kristina Mladenovic will open her 2017 Wimbledon campaign on Tuesday against compatriot Pauline Parmentier. Kristina Mladenovic has been one of the most consistent performers in 2017, Mladenovic has shown her ability to perform well on each surface. Mladenovic has not traditionally played her best on grass but she has the game to be very dangerous on this surface, given her significant improvements in 2017, the Frenchwoman is one to look out for at SW19.

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Kristina Mladenovic vs Petra Kvitova, Birmingham QF Preview

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QF #2: (5) πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Kristina Mladenovic vs (7/wc) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Petra Kvitova

A blockbuster quarter-final clash at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham sees an in-form Kristina Mladenovic come up against a resurgent Petra Kvitova. This promises to be an exciting first-strike battle between two players that love to dominant with their huge forehands. Kvitova has had a clear edge over Mladenovic in their previous few matches but the Frenchwoman has vastly improved in 2017 and bring better form and match hardness into this quarter-final clash. Kvitova has traditionally been one of the most competent players on grass, this match against Mladenovic is a great test for Kvitova to see where she is at early in her comeback to the tour after a horrific injury in the off-season.

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Kristina Mladenovic vs Timea Bacsinszky, Roland Garros QF Preview

Roland Garros, πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸŒ Quarter-Final Preview + Prediction
QF #2: (13) πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Kristina Mladenovic vs (30) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Timea Bacsinszky

Kristina Mladenovic will look to continue her dream run at her home Grand Slam at Roland Garros when she comes up against Timea Bacsinszky at the quarter-final stage in Paris on Tuesday. Mladenovic has already won three epic matches in Paris, the 24-year-old has been spurred on by the boisterous Parisian crowd, a force that seems to be making Mladenovic stronger. Bacsinszky is also right at home at Roland Garros, The Swiss number 1 is into the quarter-final stage for the third consecutive year in Paris, Bacsinszky will be looking to emulate her 2015 run to the final four by battling her way past an in-form Mladenovic. The scene is set for an epic between to fierce competitors.

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Garbine Muguruza vs Kristina Mladenovic, Roland Garros R4 Preview

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(4) πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ Garbine Muguruza vs (13) πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Kristina Mladenovic

A Fascinating fourth round clash in Paris sees defending champion Garbine Muguruza come up against local favourite Kristina Mladenovic. Muguruza entered this tournament under all kinds of new pressures, to this stage the Spaniard has dealt with those pressures very well and given the wide open draw there is no reason why she can’t repeat last year’s heroics. Kristina Mladenovic entered the tournament as one of the form players but an ongoing back injury has made her tournament a real battle, Mladenovic has already escaped the jaws of defeat twice but will need to step it up if she is to beat a determined Muguruza.

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Kristina Mladenovic vs Jennifer Brady, Roland Garros R1 Preview

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(13) πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Kristina Mladenovic vs πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Jennifer Brady

Kristina Mladenovic enters Roland Garros on high and with the weight of a nation on her shoulders. Expectations have never been higher for Mladenovic heading into her home Grand Slam. Mladenovic recently reached a career high ranking of 14 in the world after a stunning run of form that saw her reach back-to-back finals in Stuttgart and Madrid. The Frenchwoman will begin her Roland Garros campaign on Monday where she will come up against American Jennifer Brady.

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Simona Halep vs Kristina Mladenovic, Madrid Final Preview

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(3) πŸ‡·πŸ‡΄ Simona Halep vs (14) πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Kristina Mladenovic

Simona Halep is just one win away from successfully defending her title at the Mutua Madrid Open, the Romanian third seed will come up against Kristina Mladenovic in Saturday’s final. Surprisingly, Mladenovic holds a 3-1 head-to-head record over Halep and comfortably beat Halep a couple of months ago in Indian Wells. It will be interesting to see if a resurgent Simona Halep can flip that result and successfully defend her title.

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Svetlana Kuznetsova vs Kristina Mladenovic, Madrid SF Preview

Mutua Madrid Open, Semi-Final Preview + Prediction
SF #2: (8) πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί Svetlana Kuznetsova vs (14) πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Kristina Mladenovic

Friday’s second semi-final from the Mutua Madrid Open promises to be a tight contest between Svetlana Kuznetsova and Kristina Mladenovic. Both ladies will enter this semi-final full of confidence, both survived early round scares in Madrid before powering through their last couple of matches to confirm a semi-final showdown. Kuznetsova and Mladenovic have been two of the most consistent players on tour over the last couple of months, all signs point to a very competitive match.

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