Alizé Cornet vs Ekaterina Makarova
|Date & Time||Wednesday August 15, 2018, 12:00 PM (EDT)|
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Alizé Cornet will be playing in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters. The French player will be taking on Ekaterina Makarova from Russia. Both players had solid wins in the opening round and will feel that they can make it deep in this tournament. That should ensure that we get a hard-fought tennis match when these two players face each other.
Alizé Cornet made it into this tournament via the qualifiers where she was very dominant. The qualifying tournament is not normally needed for a player of the level of Alizé Cornet but this was a rare occasion due to the high quality present in this tournament. Cornet further showed her class in the opening round as she managed to eliminate the number 11 seed in 3 sets. That win showed lots of courage as Alizé Cornet has to come back from one set down to win that match. It has been a good few months for Alizé Cornet as she won the WTA Swiss Open a few weeks ago and she is looking like a player in good form. This is a match that Alizé Cornet will feel she can win and it will be interesting to see if she can continue her good form.
Her opponent, on the other hand, has looked very decent. She won her opening round match in convincing fashion and was hitting that ball very well. The Russian has been at the top of the tennis world before and while she has fallen greatly, she still played very well in her win. That being said, Ekaterina Makarova was not playing a great player in the first round. This match will be a much harder test and if Ekaterina Makarova doesn’t improve, it is unlikely she will win.
After looking at all the information, I am going to predict Alizé Cornet to win this match. The French player has been playing better tennis lately and I think she is in good enough to beat Ekaterina Makarova. This should be a close match with both players winning a set. Alizé Cornet should win this clash in three sets.