?? Nature Valley Open, Nottingham R2 Preview
?? Dalila Jakupovic vs. ?? Magdalena Frech
Dalila Jakupovic and Magdalena Frech will go head-to-head in an interesting second round encounter in Nottingham. Jakupovic and Frech both claimed upset victories in their opening round matches, both have steadily climbed up the rankings in recent times and will both see this as a great opportunity to reach a rare quarter-final at the WTA Tour level.
Dalila Jakupovic caused the first big upset of the grass swing as she eliminated the 8th seeded Camila Giorgi on Monday, a 7-6 6-2 victory. Jakupovic wasted several leads in the opening set but was steady enough to eventually get over the line in a tiebreak before running away with the match.
Magdalena Frech secured her spot in the second round in Nottingham with a 6-2 3-6 6-3 win over Saisai Zheng in what was her first tour level victory on a grass court. Frech entered this event at a career high ranking is certainly playing the best tennis of her career in recent times, a player on the rise.
This will be the first career meeting between the pair, a huge opportunity for both, who will take it?