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

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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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This will be the first career meeting between Barty and Sasnovich. Barty is a strong favourite heading into this clash given her recent form. However, Sasnovich will be no pushover and the Belarusian has also had some good wins of late. Sasnovich entered the second round with a comfortable 6-2 6-2 win over Julia Boserup and will see this match against Barty as winnable. The edge has to the go to Barty here, Barty has been serving so well lately and she should simply have too much firepower for Sasnovich. The heavier conditions at night in New York will further allow Barty to dictate and dominate with her greater power and depth of shot.

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Prediction: Ashleigh Barty to defeat Aliaksandra Sasnovich in 2 sets

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