Sara Errani v Mirjana Lucic Baroni Live
Sara Errani of Italy will be up against Croatian Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in the fourth round of the US Open at the Flushing Meadows in New York on Monday.
While Sara Errani is the thirteenth seed at the ongoing event, the Croatian qualified for the US Open through the qualifier route. Looking at that, it is quite some achievement at how far Mirjana Lucic Baroni has already come.
Mirjana Lucic Baroni ousted Garbine Muguruza in the first round in straight sets and followed it up with a difficult win over Israeli Shahar Pe’er. However, the Croatian caused quite a stir when she beat French Open finalist Simona Halep 7-6(8-6), 6-2 in straight sets in order to qualify for the fourth round.
Sara Errani, on the other hand beat unseeded German Kirsten Flipkens 6-1, 7-5 in the first round before winning against Australian qualifier An Rodionova in straight sets in the second round. The Italian got a big result in the third round when she ousted Venus Williams 6-0, 0-6, 7-6(7-5) in a close game.
The only other occasion when the two have met ended in victory for the Italian back in Palermo 2010.
Sara Errani will be the clear favourite for this fixture as she is the seeded player. However, the crowd loves an underdog and it appears that the underdog is on a great run as we approach what could be a match of epic proportions.
Tags: Flushing Meadows, US Open, Mirjana Lucic Baroni, Sara Errani
Posted: 31st August 2014
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