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Greet Minnen vs Liudmila Samsonova Tips - Samsonova to cover handicap
- US Open Women's Singles 2nd Round match set at Court 4 on Thursday (17:30 BST)
- Minnen upset Nadia Podoroska in the first round
- Samsonova beat Katie Boulter in straight sets in her opening match
- Minnen leads Samsonova 2-0 in their head-to-head duels
Liudmila Samsonova (Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Russian Ludmila Samsonova is having a fantastic 2021, on the brink of the top 50 with a 30-17 record.
Her form has really picked up in the grass court season, and from Berlin in June onwards she’s got a 14-4 record which includes a Wimbledon Round of 16 appearance. Samsonova beat Katie Boulter 6-3 6-2 in her opening match at the US Open.
Her opponent in the second round is Belgian Greetje Minnen, who caused a first-round upset over Nadia Podoroska 6-4 1-6 6-3. Although the Argentine is ranked 37th in the world, she plays her best tennis on the clay with a 10-12 record on hard courts in 2021.
Minnen’s form line is strong in terms of wins and losses, but her quality of opposition has been underwhelming. Against top-100 opposition in 2021, her record is just 3-9 including the win over Podoroska.
Minnen leads Samsonova 2-0 in their head-to-head meetings.
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