WTA Beijing, 3rd Round Previews: Pennetta v Pavlyuchenkova, Ivanovic v Kuznetsova

1. Flavia Pennetta v Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Beijing, R1) The 2015 US Open champion, Flavia Pennetta (still can’t get over this) returned to action in Beijing where she has won her first two matches. In the first round, Pennetta overcame a game effort from the Chinese wildcard, Xinyun Han, 7-5 4-6 6-4. Pennetta also needed three…

WTA Wuhan: Another new match-up, Ivanovic v Muguruza set for Wednesday

Time to ring the bell again for a new WTA match-up…  the first match on the Centre Court on Wednesday will be one of just three all-seeded clashes featuring Ana Ivanovic and Garbiñe Muguruza in yet another first career meeting. Both players have struggled to find their best form over the past few months but enjoyed surprisingly routine second…

Women’s US Open 2015, 1st Round Previews: Ivanovic v Cibulkova, Kuznetsova v Mladenovic

1. Ana Ivanovic v Dominika Cibulkova (USO, R1) As first round matches go, Ana Ivanovic drew a bit of a stinker. The number seven seed will play Dominika Cibulkova in what should be a cracking match-up for the neutrals… but perhaps not for Ana and Domi fans! Ivanovic reached back-to-back quarter-finals in Toronto and Cincy although…