Kristina Mladenovic vs Pauline Parmentier, Wimbledon R1 Preview

Wimbledon ???? Day 2, R1 Match Preview:
(12) ?? Kristina Mladenovic vs ?? Pauline Parmentier

Kristina Mladenovic will open her 2017 Wimbledon campaign on Tuesday against compatriot Pauline Parmentier. Kristina Mladenovic has been one of the most consistent performers in 2017, Mladenovic has shown her ability to perform well on each surface. Mladenovic has not traditionally played her best on grass but she has the game to be very dangerous on this surface, given her significant improvements in 2017, the Frenchwoman is one to look out for at SW19.

Mladenovic has played a huge amount of tennis in 2017. After a long clay court season which ended in a quarter-final showing at Roland Garros, Mladenovic has already played three tournaments on grass in the lead up to Wimbledon. Mladenovic won a few matches at the first two events, reaching the quarter-finals in s-Hertogenbosch and Birmingham before being eliminated by Svetlana Kuznetsova in the third round in Eastbourne. Mladenovic’s big serve and ability at the net make her a dangerous opponent on this surface for any opponent and mean she is a dark horse to win the title in London.

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The only previous match between Mladenovic and Parmentier took place on clay in Strasbourg in 2015, Mladenovic claimed a 6-2 4-6 6-1 victory. Mladenovic has improved dramatically since that match whilst Parmentier is struggling at the moment and has not won a tour level match on grass for over 5 years. This should be a comfortable win for Mladenovic to kick start her 2017 Wimbledon campaign.

Prediction: Kristina Mladenovic to defeat Pauline Parmentier in 2 sets

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