Dominika Cibulkova vs Alize Cornet, New Haven R2 Preview

Connecticut Open, ??? New Haven preview + prediction
R2: (2) ?? Dominika Cibulkova vs ?? Alize Cornet

Dominika Cibulkova and Alize Cornet will renew hostilities when they collide at the second round stage of the Connecticut Open on Wednesday evening. This will be the 10th meeting between the pair, matches between these two are usually high quality, fiercely contested encounters. As the second seed Cibulkova received a bye into the second round whilst Alize Cornet booked a meeting with Cibulkova courtesy of a 6-0 6-0 demolition of Yulia Putintseva.

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Dominika Cibulkova and Alize Cornet have both been well below their best for most of the season, both will be using New Haven as an opportunity to gain much needed confidence and momentum heading into the final Grand Slam of the year in New York next week. There have been a few glimpses of a resurgence for both players in recent weeks, it will be interesting to see who steps up and takes control of this match.

Cibulkova holds a 6-3 head-to-head record over Cornet and won their most recent match last week in Cincinnati. Cibulkova won a fairly comfortable match over Cornet at the Western & Southern Open last week, a 6-1 6-4 triumph. I think this match will be a little tighter but ultimately there will be a similar result. Cibulkova’s superior firepower and willingness to be aggressive is too much for a below par Cornet to handle.

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Prediction: Dominika Cibulkova to defeat Alize Cornet in 2 sets

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