Shuai Peng vs Donna Vekic, U.S Open R2 Preview

US Open, ????? R2 Preview + Prediction
(22) ?? Shuai Peng vs ?? Donna Vekic

Shuai Peng and Donna Vekic will go head-to-head for the first time in an interesting second round clash on Wednesday at Flushing Meadows. Peng and Vekic both cruised through their opening round matches on Monday and will see this match as a good opportunity to reach the third round at the final Grand Slam of the year. Peng claimed a comfortable 6-4 6-1 win over Amandine Hesse whilst Donna Vekic thrashed Beatriz Maia Haddad 6-2 6-1.

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I’d give the edge to Peng in this match-up. Peng loves playing in New York, most notably Peng made it all the way to the semi-finals in 2014 and feels very comfortable with the conditions at Flushing Meadows. Vekic probably has more firepower from the baseline but Peng can also dictate and is usually the much more consistent player from the baseline. I also think Peng has the more reliable serve and will be able to effectively absorb and redirect Vekic’s groundstrokes. Overall, I see this as a good match-up for Peng.


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Prediction: Shuai Peng to defeat Donna Vekic in 2 sets

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