An entertaining first round match-up is scheduled to take place at the Monterrey Open between Danish No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki and 2008 US Open girls champion Coco Vandeweghe, who is coming off a fantastic fortnight in Miami. This marks the first time these two competitors will meet on the professional tour, which should add to the intrigue on Tuesday afternoon.
Danish no. 1 Caroline Wozniacki began her March at Indian Wells, where she lost in the fourth round to Jelena Jankovic. The loss dropped her out of the Top 15 for the first time in several years. She would limit her time spent outside her usual ranking, as she would perform slightly better in Miami – losing in the quarter-final round to eventual runner-up Li Na. While her overall record this season is 11-6, she is yet to add to her 21 career singles titles. Her closest atempt was reaching the semi-finals in Dubai, before losing to the Venus Williams.
After failing to qualify for any tournament apart from the ITF Midland event in February, world No. 82 Coco Vandeweghe began March by reaching the second round at Indian Wells. She would follow up with a stronger showing in Miami, where she would work her way through the qualifying round, before defeating 21st seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Samantha Stosur in the main draw. She would eventually lose to the soon-to-be champion Serena Williams. Her performances throughout this past month give her a winning record of 8-7 so far this season.
This marks the first time these two competitors will meet on the professional tour, yet it will likely be an entertaining match-up. Wozniacki has been far from her best this season, as has been shown on her recent ranking. While Coco is unlikely to find the upset on Tuesday, she certainly make it a tough match-up all the same.
Prediction: Caroline Wozniacki in Straight Sets