Radwanska Meets Bouchard In Day 3 Blockbuster

August 21, 2017 09:11 PM

It’s Courtgirls and Cocktails Tuesday at the Connecticut Open with defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska headlining Day 3.

For the ultimate way to take in the action, fans can be pampered as they enjoy the Courtgirls and Cocktails Lifestyle Experience in the Connecticut Open Courtside Club overlooking stadium court.

Here are our three key matches to catch:

[1] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) v Eugenie Bouchard (CAN)
In a blockbuster second-round showdown, defending Connecticut Open champion Agnieszka Radwanska squares off against former world No.7 Eugenie Bouchard. The recently married Radwanska is searching for her first title of the season having reached her 28th singles final in Sydney in January. A runner-up at Wimbledon in 2012, the Pole has not dropped a set in three prior encounters with the Canadian. Bouchard won a gripping encounter with Maria Sharapova en route to the quarter-finals in Madrid to add to a semi-final run in Sydney to start the season.

[8] Peng Shuai (CHN) v Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO)
Mirjana Lucic-Baroni started the year emphatically, reaching her first Grand Slam semi-final in 18 years at the Australian Open before finally cracking the world’s top 20 in May, aged 35. The Croatian defeated Peng Shuai in their only prior encounter. Best known for her doubles exploits as a two-time Grand Slam champion and former world No.1, Peng’s singles results are often overshadowed. But as a former world No.14 in singles, and a surprise US Open semi-finalist in 2014, the Chinese player has the runs on the board. She claimed her second career singles title on home soil at the Jiangxi Open just after Wimbledon this year.

Daria Gavrilova (AUS) v Timea Babos (HUN)
The 26th-ranked Australian would have fancied her chances of facing off against fourth seed Kristina Mladenovic, having beaten her last week in Montreal, but Timea Babos put paid to any such rematch after taking down the Frenchwoman on Monday. The 5’5” Gavrilova sure wears her heart on her sleeve and will fight to the bitter end against the big-hitting Hungarian, a player she is yet to face on the WTA Tour. Gavrilova fell just short against countrywoman Sam Stosur in the Strasbourg final in May, while the 66th-ranked Babos claimed her second career singles crown on home soil in Budapest in February.