Caroline Wozniacki vs Elina Svitolina, Rogers Cup Final Preview

Rogers Cup, πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ Championship Preview + Prediction
(6) πŸ‡©πŸ‡° Caroline Wozniacki vs (5) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ Elina Svitolina

Sunday’s Rogers Cup final will be contested between Caroline Wozniacki and Elina Svitolina. Wozniacki and Svitolina have had completely contrasting records in finals this year, Wozniacki has lost all five finals she has competed in whist Svitolina has won all four finals she has competed in this year. Svitolina also has the edge in the head-to-head record, the Ukrainian has won both of the previous matches between the pair, including a straight set win in the final in Dubai earlier this year, Svitolina won that match in straight sets and will have a great deal of confidence heading into the final.

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Elina Svitolina vs Venus Williams, Toronto R3 Preview

Rogers Cup, πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸπŸ’ R3 Match Preview + Prediction
(5) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ Elina Svitolina vs (9) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Venus Williams

A fascinating third round clash at the Rogers Cup on Thursday sees the 5th seeded Elina Svitolina take the 9th seeded Venus Williams. Svitolina and Williams have been two of the most consistent players throughout 2017 and have often been involved at the business end of the biggest events this year. This will be just the second match between the pair, interestingly it was Venus who won their only previous match, a straight set win on clay in 2015. This should be an extremely close, hard-fought match between two contrasting types of opponents, it will be impressive to see which styles wins out on this occasion.

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Caroline Wozniacki vs Agnieszka Radwanska, Toronto R3 Preview

Rogers Cup, πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸπŸ’ R3 Match Preview + Prediction
(6) πŸ‡©πŸ‡° Caroline Wozniacki vs (10) πŸ‡΅πŸ‡± Agnieszka Radwanska

Caroline Wozniacki and Agnieszka Radwanska will renew their rivalry on Thursday at the Rogers Cup where they will meet at the third round stage. Wozniacki has generally had the better of this match-up in recent times and has certainly been in better form over the last couple of months. However, Radwanska is a former champion at the Rogers Cup and has made a great start to her 2017 campaign with a couple of commanding victories. Matches between these two are always close, this one should be no different.

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Catherine Bellis vs Caroline Garcia, Toronto R3 Preview

Rogers Cup, πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸπŸ’ R3 Match Preview + Prediction
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Catherine Bellis vs πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Caroline Garcia

An interesting third round match-up at the Rogers Cup on Thursday sees two in-form players on the rise go head-to-head as Catherine Bellis takes on Caroline Garcia. Bellis and Garcia both came through tough opening round matches, Bellis came from a set down against Julia Goerges, whilst Garcia was pushed to a third set by Sorana Cirstea. Both players were more commanding in the second round, Bellis beat Kuznetsova 6-4 7-5, whilst Garcia beat Lepchenko 6-1 6-4. Thursday’s match looms as a good opportunity for both, it will be interesting to see who steps up and makes the most of this chance.

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Karolina Pliskova vs Naomi Osaka, Toronto R3 Preview

Rogers Cup, πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸπŸ’ R3 Match Preview + Prediction
(1) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Karolina Pliskova vs (Q) πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Naomi Osaka

Karolina Pliskova made a solid start to her Rogers Cup campaign on Wednesday. Pliskova is competing in her first tournament since becoming the world number 1, Pliskova claimed a 6-3 6-3 victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in her first match in Toronto and will now come up against Japanese qualifier, Naomi Osaka in the third round. This will be the first ever match between the pair, it should be an exciting match-up.

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Garbine Muguruza vs Kirsten Flipkens, Toronto R2 Preview

Rogers Cup, πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸπŸ’ R2 Match Preview + Prediction
(4) πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ Garbine Muguruza vs (Q) πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ Kirsten Flipkens

Garbine Muguruza will begin her Rogers Cup campaign with a tricky second round clash against Kirsten Flipkens. The fourth seeded Muguruza received a bye into the second round whilst Flipkens will be more match hardened having already played a few matches in Toronto after coming through the qualifying draw. Flipkens has beaten Muguruza multiple times so the Spaniard will be on guard heading into this potentially dangerous second round clash in Toronto.

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Anastasija Sevastova vs Naomi Osaka, Toronto R2 Preview

Rogers Cup, πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸπŸ’ R2 Match Preview + Prediction
(15) πŸ‡±πŸ‡» Anastasija Sevastova vs (Q) πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Naomi Osaka

Anastasija Sevastova and Naomi Osaka will collide at the second round stage of the Rogers Cup in Toronto in a match-up that will feature an interesting contrast in styles. This will be the first career meeting between Sevastova and Osaka, there is an extreme difference in styles here, Sevastova has great touch and consistency whilst Osaka has extreme power and an explosive game. It will be interesting to see which style wins out in the first match between these two.Β 

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Sloane Stephens vs Petra Kvitova, Rogers Cup R2 Preview

Rogers Cup, πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸπŸ’ R2 Match Preview
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Sloane Stephens vs πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Petra Kvitova

Sloane Stephens and Petra Kvitova will go head-to-head at the second round stage of the Rogers Cup on Wednesday, surprisingly this will be the first career meeting between the pair. Stephens and Kvitova are both on the comeback trail after setbacks earlier this year, every match and every win is important for both players at this stage.

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Barbora Strycova vs Daria Gavrilova, Toronto R2 Preview

Rogers Cup, πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸπŸ’ R2 Match Preview
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Barbora Strycova vs πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Daria Gavrilova

Barbora Strycova will come up against Daria Gavrilova in one of two second round matches scheduled for Tuesday at the Rogers Cup in Toronto. Strycova and Gavrilova both cruised through their opening round matches on Monday with straight set victories. Strycova and Gavrilova will be going head-to-head for the first time, it will be interesting to see how this match-up pans out.

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Madison Keys vs Simona Halep, Rogers Cup Final Preview

Rogers Cup Final: (10) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Madison Keys vs (5) πŸ‡·πŸ‡΄ Simona Halep

Sunday’s Rogers Cup final promises to be an extremely close, competitive encounter between Madison Keys and Simona Halep. This match-up features an entertaining contrast in styles: the powerful American up against the consistent Romanian, consistently usually prevails in these types of match-ups but Keys is playing well enough to suggest she has what it takes to win the biggest title of her career.

Madison Keys is into her third final of 2016 and will be aiming for her second title. The American cruised past Elena Vesnina and Madison Brengle in her opening matches before requiring three sets to get past Venus Williams and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Madison confirmed her spot in the final with a commanding 6-2 6-1 win over Kristina Kucova in what was a near flawless performance.

 

Simona Halep has progressed through a very tough draw to reach her second Rogers Cup final. Simona claimed straight set wins over Daria Gavrilova and Karolina Pliskova in her opening couple of matches before requiring three sets to get past Svetlana Kuznetsova and Angelique Kerber.

Halep holds a 2-1 head-to-head record over Keys. Simona has won their two most recent clashes, a 5-7 6-0 6-1 win in Rome in 2014 and more recently a 6-7 6-4 6-3 win at Wimbledon last month.

This is a tough match to call, the result will depend on Madison’s level. Given Madison’s recent form I suspect she is playing well enough to get the job done. Fatigue could be a factor for Halep as she is also into the final in the doubles draw. A fresh, firing Keys has all the weapons to hit through Halep, If Keys serves well she will be tough to beat. This really could go either way.

Prediction: Madison Keys to defeat Simona Halep in 3 sets