Madison Keys vs Qiang Wang, Australian Open R1 Preview

Australian Open 🇦🇺 R1 Preview
(17) 🇺🇸 Madison Keys vs 🇨🇳 Qiang Wang

An interesting opening round clash at Melbourne Park sees Madison Keys come up against China’s Qiang Wang. Madison Keys is one of many serious contenders to claim a maiden Grand Slam title in 2018. Keys came agonizingly close to winning that maiden Grand Slam title in 2017 when she reached the final at the U.S Open. Keys is yet to win a match since reaching the U.S Open final and will face a tough early test in Melbourne against Wang, a very solid, consistent opponent.

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Madison Keys was unable to compete at the Australian Open in 2017 due to injury. Keys will be excited to be back in Melbourne, the scene of her first major breakthrough at a Grand Slam. Keys made it through to the semi-finals at Melbourne Park in 2015. Keys does not have good form heading into this event having not won a competitive match for months. There is no doubt that Madison’s best tennis is up there with the best, however her worst tennis is bad enough to make her vulnerable at these early stages of the first Grand Slam of the year.

Qiang Wang played in just 1 event in the lead up to Melbourne. Wang suffered a surprise opening round loss in Shenzhen, beaten by Alison Riske in straight sets. The quick hard courts in Melbourne should favour the game of Wang, the Chinese woman has struggled on the big stage and would like to change that in 2018. A match with Keys in the opening round in Melbourne is the perfect opportunity for Wang to claim a big scalp at a major event.

Qiang Wang vs Samantha Stosur, Hong Kong QF Preview

Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open, Preview + Prediction
QF: 🇨🇳 Qiang Wang vs 🇦🇺 Samantha Stosur
Qiang Wang and Sam Stosur will go head-to-head for the first time when they meet at the quarter-final stage in Hong Kong on Friday evening. Wang has had a very solid season and has been fairly consistent on hard courts throughout the year. Conversely, Stosur has struggled on hard courts of late but does enter this match fresh off a confidence boosting three set win over Agnieszka Radwanska, one of the Australian’s biggest wins on a hard court this year. Can Stosur keep her Hong Kong run going or will Wang be too solid?

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Venus Williams vs Qiang Wang, Wimbledon R2 Preview

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(10) 🇺🇸 Venus Williams vs 🇨🇳 Qiang Wang

Venus Williams continues her 2017 Wimbledon campaign on Wednesday with a second round clash against China’s Qiang Wang. This is a very emotional time for Venus who is dealing with some serious off-court issues. The American looked solid enough in her opening round match, beating Elise Mertens 7-6 6-4. Venus did breakdown in her post-match press conference and is clearly a little vulnerable at the moment, nevertheless, tennis will be a good escape for Venus and she should like nothing more than to keep her run going at SW19.

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Venus Williams vs Qiang Wang, Roland Garros R1 Preview

Roland Garros, 🇫🇷🐌 R1 Preview + Prediction
(10) 🇺🇸 Venus Williams vs 🇨🇳 Qiang Wang

Roland Garros has long been the least successful Grand Slam for Venus Williams. However, the veteran American continues to defy the odds, reaching her first Grand Slam final since 2009 earlier this year in Melbourne. That success will give Venus confidence heading into Paris, Venus was able to reach the second week in Paris last year and will be hoping to repeat that in 2017, Venus opens her 2017 Roland Garros campaign against Qiang Wang.

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