Not everyone has taken a break before entering the US Open Tennis Championships. The WTA Tour has scheduled a Premier event just the week before the big event. New Haven in Connecticut is producing some high-quality tennis this week with the 2016 champion Agnieszka Radwanska and 2016 Singapore winner Dominika Cibulkova as the main stars of the contest. Also, the first two seeds have made their ways into the quarterfinals. Both came into Connecticut eager to find some rhythm after a disappointing summer on the North American cement. US Open presents itself as a great last chance for both players and a strong event at New Haven is the right place to start putting the pieces back together.

Dominika Cibulkova will take on Pavlyuchenkova for a place in the last four stages

Sliding past Alize Cornet in the previous round at the end of a three sets rubber, Dominika Cibulkova (11 WTA) will take on the 26-year-old Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Ranked 20th in the world, the Russian breezed past Carla Suarez Navarro in the previous round. In head to head stats, Cibulkova leads by 5-3 entering their encounter. A solid background with the last two matches played earlier this year. While Cibulkova prevailed in Doha, the Russian went on winning a few weeks later at Indian Wells. An interesting match-up indeed, and an apparently easier opponent next. The winner will face with the surviving part of Elise Mertens (46 WTA) vs Shuai Zhang (29 WTA).

Radwanska will close the session against Shuai Peng

The defending champion in New Haven, Agnieszka Radwanska is having a rather below standard season. Her wedding from earlier this summer may be the best thing of 2017 for the 28-year-old Pole. Even so, she seems prepared for another deep run in Connecticut. Cruising past Eugenie Bouchard in the round of 16, put the defending champion on the same battle field with Shuai Peng (23 WTA).

An interesting head to head stats stands in between as the overall score is 3-3. Radwanska lost their last two meetings, with the most recent one earlier this year at Indian Wells.

The winner of this interesting rubber will come across the winner of Daria Gavrilova (26 WTA) vs Kirsten Flipkens (76 WTA). If the ranking status will be respected, the final ought to be Radwanska vs Cibulkova.

It would be a perfect match-up for a Premier level final.

But the numbers aren't always right as the current event saw some top-seeded players like Mladenovic and Vesnina being ousted in the opening round.