Karolina Pliskova vs Shuai Zhang, U.S Open R3 Preview

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(1) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Karolina Pliskova vs (27) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ Shuai Zhang

World number 1 Karolina Pliskova survived a scare in the second round at Flushing Meadows, Pliskova was forced to came from a set down to defeat Nicole Gibbs and set up a third round clash with China’s Shuai Zhang. Pliskova will be happy to see Shuai Zhang in the third round, Pliskova holds a perfect 4-0 head-to-head record over Zhang and easily accounted for Zhang 6-2 6-0 in their most recent match in Doha earlier this year. Pliskova will be hoping for an improved performance on Saturday and another straightforward win over Zhang as she continues her quest to claim a maiden Grand Slam title and go one step better than her runner-up appearance in New York last year.Β 

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Garbine Muguruza vs Magdalena Rybarikova, U.S Open R3 Preview

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(3) πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ Garbine Muguruza vs (31) πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡° Magdalena Rybarikova

Garbine Muguruza continues her U.S Open campaign on Thursday afternoon with a potentially tricky third round clash against Magdalena Rybarikova. Muguruza has stormed through her first two matches at Flushing Meadows in straight sets and continues to be the form player on tour at the moment. Rybarikova also brings good form into this matches after a pair of straight set wins over tough opponents. Rybarikova has twice beaten Muguruza but their most recent match at the semi-final stage at Wimbledon earlier this year ended in a 6-1 6-1 demolition in the Spaniard’s favour.

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Ekaterina Makarova vs Carla Suarez Navarro, U.S Open R3 Preview

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πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί Ekaterina Makarova vs πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ Carla Suarez Navarro

Ekaterina Makarova finally claimed her first career victory over Caroline Wozniacki to move into the third round in New York where she will face Carla Suarez Navarro. Makarova was seemingly on route to a straight set win over Wozniacki but was dragged into a third set where she regrouped to secure a 6-2 6-7 6-1 win. Makarova had a 0-7 head-to-head record heading into her match with Wozniacki and will need to overcome another very negative head-to-head record if she is progress any further in New York. Suarez Navarro holds a 6-2 head-to-head record over Makarova and easily accounted for the Russian earlier this year in Eastbourne. Makarova is in much better form heading into this match and despite the negative record, she does have the game to really trouble the Spaniard.

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Ashleigh Barty vs Aliaksandra Sasnovich, U.S Open R2 Preview

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πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Ashleigh Barty vs πŸ‡§πŸ‡Ύ Aliaksandra Sasnovich

Ashleigh Barty made an impressive start to her 2017 U.S Open campaign on Monday, Barty came from a set down to defeat the 21st seeded Ana Konjuh 4-6 6-0 6-1. Barty has been in great form over the last couple of months claiming wins over the likes of Garbine Muguruza and Venus Williams. Barty will be back in action at Flushing Meadows on Wednesday evening where she takes on Belarus’s Aliaksandra Sasnovich. This section of the draw is very open after the elimination of Johanna Konta in the first round, there is a good opportunity for Barty to go on a deep run in New York.

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Julia Goerges vs Saisai Zheng, U.S Open R2 Preview

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(30) πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Julia Goerges vs πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ Saisai Zheng

The 30th seeded Julia Goerges entered the final Grand Slam of the year in good form, Goerges is the type of player that can be a threat to most players over the next fortnight if she can maintain a high level of play. Goerges cruised through her opening round match in New York, smashing compatriot Annika Beck 6-1 6-0. The German will come up against Saisai Zheng in the second round on Wednesday evening in what will be the first meeting between the pair. Zheng secured her spot in the second round with a 6-4 3-6 6-1 win over Alison Van Uytvanck. It will be interesting to see how this match-up unfolds given the huge contrast in styles between the two.

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Magdalena Rybarikova vs Kristyna Pliskova, U.S Open R2 Preview

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(31) πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡° Magdalena Rybarikova vs πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Kristyna Pliskova

The 31st seeded Magdalena Rybarikova will face a tough task in the second round at Flushing Meadows on Wednesday as she comes up against the big-serving Kristyna Pliskova. Rybarikova and Pliskova both cruised through their opening round matches on Monday. Rybarikova navigated her way past the always-dangerous Camila Giorgi 6-3 6-4 whilst Pliskova comfortably accounted for Misa Eguchi with a 6-2 6-2 win. This will be the first career meeting between Rybarikova and Pliskova, this should be entertaining match-up between two very contrasting types of competitors.

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Shuai Peng vs Donna Vekic, U.S Open R2 Preview

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(22) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ Shuai Peng vs πŸ‡­πŸ‡· Donna Vekic

Shuai Peng and Donna Vekic will go head-to-head for the first time in an interesting second round clash on Wednesday at Flushing Meadows. Peng and Vekic both cruised through their opening round matches on Monday and will see this match as a good opportunity to reach the third round at the final Grand Slam of the year. Peng claimed a comfortable 6-4 6-1 win over Amandine Hesse whilst Donna Vekic thrashed Beatriz Maia Haddad 6-2 6-1.

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Venus Williams vs Oceane Dodin, U.S Open R2 Preview

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(9) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Venus Williams vs πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Oceane Dodin

Venus Williams came through a surprisingly tough opening round match in New York, defeating ViktΓ³ria KuΕΎmovΓ‘ in three sets: 6-3 3-6 6-2. Venus will face another much younger opponent in the second round at Flushing Meadows as she comes up against flashy Frenchwoman, Oceane Dodin. The will be the first career meeting between Venus and Dodin.

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Petra Kvitova vs Alize Cornet, U.S Open R2 Preview

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(13) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Petra Kvitova vs πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Alize Cornet

An interesting second round clash from New York on Wednesday sees the 13th seeded Petra Kvitova take on Alize Cornet in what looms as a potential upset. Kvitova and Cornet both advanced to the second round at the U.S Open with tough straight set wins, Kvitova defeated Jelena Jankovic 7-5 7-5 whilst Cornet defeated Heather Watson 6-4 6-4.Surprisingly, this will be just the second meeting between the pair. Kvitova won their only previous match in straight sets at the U.S Open in 2012 (also at the second round stage of the event)Β 

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Garbine Muguruza vs Ying-Ying Duan, U.S Open R2 Preview

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(3) πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ Garbine Muguruza vs πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ Ying-Ying Duan

Garbine Muguruza made a commanding start to her U.S Open campaign on Monday with a comprehensive 6-0 6-3 victory over Varvara Lepchenko. Muguruza is the form player on the tour right now and she will look to continue to build momentum in her second round clash where she comes up against China’s Ying-Ying Duan.

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