Maria Sharapova vs Sofia Kenin, U.S Open R3 Preview

US Open, ????? R3 Preview + Prediction
(wc) ?? Maria Sharapova vs (wc) ?? Sofia Kenin

Maria Sharapova’s comeback has been one of the biggest stories of the opening week at Flushing Meadows. The 2006 Champion will continue her U.S Open campaign on Thursday night with a third round clash against American wild card Sofia Kenin. Sharapova made the biggest statement of day 1 when she eliminated the second seeded Simona Halep in an epic, 6-4 4-6 6-3 before backing up that win with a 6-7 6-4 6-1 win over Timea Babos. Sharapova will be hoping for a more straightforward night on Thursday against an unheralded opponent.

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18-year-old American: Sofia Kenin won her first ever match at Grand Slam on Monday as she eliminated the 32nd seeded Lauren Davis 7-5 7-5. Kenin backed up that performance with a spirited 6-3 4-6 7-6 win over Sachia Vickery. Kenin will face the greatest challenge of her young career on Thursday evening coming up against a former champion on the biggest stage in tennis. Sharapova will be determined to produce a more consistent performance here, against a much weaker opponent than her previous two. Expect Sharapova to come out and completely dominate this match and continue her push for another Grand slam title.

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Prediction: Maria Sharapova to defeat Sofia Kenin in 2 sets

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