?? Brisbane International, QF Preview
?? Aliaksandra Sasnovich vs. ?? Donna Vekic
An unlikely quarter-final match-up at the Brisbane International sees Aliaksandra Sasnovich come up against Donna Vekic. It is Vekic who heads into this match with a perfect record over Sasnovich and as a result it is Vekic who is the slight favourite to progress.
Vekic holds a 2-0 record over Sasnovich. Both of those victories came on a hard court. 6-3 6-1 in Poitiers in 2015 and 6-4 6-4 in San Antonio in 2016. Expect Sasnovich to give a better account of herself on this occasions, especially after claiming one of the biggest wins of her career in the previous round.
Sasnovich secured her spot in the Brisbane quarter-finals by beating the top seeded Elina Svitolina 6-4 0-6 6-3 in a rematch of last year’s final. Prior to that win over Svitolina, Sasnovich claimed a hard-fought 6-4 7-5 win over Anastasia Potapova. Donna Vekic also secured a big win to reach the quarter-finals, saving 2 match points on route to a 7-6 1-6 7-5 win over Kiki Bertens. Vekic cruised past Magdalena Rybarikova 6-1 6-2 in the first round.
This is a big opportunity for both, who will prevail?