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An old rivalry is set to be renewed in the first round of US Open as second seeded German Angelique Kerber will face the Slovenian Polona Hercog, on Monday afternoon.

 

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The two players last met each other back in 2011 WTA Monterrey, where Hercog won the match in straight sets. However, Kerber still leads 3-2 in the head to head tally, and looks favorite to increase that lead further. Kerber has risen to the world no. 2 spot following her brilliant performance this season. She won the Silver in Olympics, which she followed with a similar run in the Cincinnati Masters too, where she was the runner-up, losing to Karolina Pliskova in the final. Having won the Australian Open and the runners-up trophy at the Wimbledon, she is certainly one of the favorite ones to win at the Flushing Meadows. Hercog on the other hand has a record of 16-22 this year and hasn't been that particularly impressive. Her best run came in WTA Bol, where she was the runner-up. Apart from that, her every other tournament ended in the early stages itself.

 

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Even though Hercog has beaten Kerber in the past, it is something which is unlikely to happen now. The German is in a terrific form and should win this one comfortably.

 


Tags: US Open, Angelique Kerber, Polona Hercog
Posted: 29th August 2016


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