WTA Miami, 3rd Round Previews for Saturday: Cornet v Suarez Navarro, V.Williams v Stosur

In Friday’s first batch of WTA matches, Victoria Azarenka and Sloane Stephens both won through in straight sets.  Azarenka comprehensively outplayed Jelena Jankovic to win, 6-1 6-1.  Jelena put up some resistance at the end in a marathon final game.  Azarenka needed multiple match points and Jankovic was 0/13 on break points throughout the whole…

WTA Dubai, 2nd Round Preview for Tuesday: Radwanska v Garcia, Wozniacki v Stosur

1. Agnieszka Radwanska v Caroline Garcia (Dubai, R2) Agnieszka Radwanska will be looking for revenge when she goes up against Caroline Garcia in the first match of the day in Dubai on Tuesday.  The pair played in Wuhan at the back end of 2014 where Garcia prevailed in a fabulous encounter, 3-6 7-6(4) 7-6(7).  Their…

WTA Australian Open, Day 4 Preview: Williams v Zvonareva, Kvitova v Barthel

No more seeds fell in the bottom half of the women’s draw on day 3 (Halep v Gajdosova still to play at time of writing) after a cull of the seeds on the first day of the 2015 Australian Open.  This nearly wasn’t the case for Maria Sharapova who saved two match points to beat Alexandra…

WTA Linz, Osaka, Tianjin 2nd Round Preview: Pliskova v Barthel, Stosur v Gajdosova

The draws in both Osaka and Tianjin have seen few upsets so far, therefore meaning my finalists in both tournaments are still alive! However, Linz has been as unpredictable as they come with just two seeds remaining after completion of the first round and some second round matches.  On Wednesday, Dominika Cibulkova and Sabine Lisicki…