Elina Svitolina vs Lesia Tsurenko, Cincinnati R2 Preview

Western & Southern Open, ??? Cincinnati R2 Preview + Prediction
(5) ?? Elina Svitolina vs ?? Lesia Tsurenko

The 5th seeded Elina Svitolina begins her 2017 Western & Southern Open campaign against fellow Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko on Wednesday evening. Svitolina arrives in Cincinnati as number 1 on the U.S Open series leaderboard after winning her 5th title of the year last week at the Rogers Cup in Toronto. Svitolina will look to keep the positive momentum going in Cincinnati as she builds towards New York.

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Elina Svitolina continues to impress in 2017 and looms as one of the favourites heading into New York after a great week in Toronto which saw her win the Rogers Cup title. Svitolina came past five tough opponents, Svitolina beat Daria Kasatkina, Venus Williams, Garbine, Muguruza, Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki, dropping just one set on route to the title. Lesia Tsurenko entered the second round in Cincinnati courtesy on an impressive 5-7 7-6 6-0 win over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

The head-to-head record between these two is split at 1 win apiece. This will be the first match between the pair in over 5 years, it is Svitolina that enters this match as the clear favourite. Svitolina is one of the form players on tour and has been for the majority of the year. This should be a good match-up for Svitolina who does everything better than Tsurenko. Svitolina has had a few days to recover for Cincinnati and should be ready to continue her winning ways.

Prediction: Elina Svitolina to defeat Lesia Tsurenko in 2 sets

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