The second day of the Copa Colsanitas in Bogota will see former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko and former finalist Sara Errani, among others. Who will advance to the second round? Let’s look at Tuesday’s best matches to find out.
WTA Bogota Day 2 Predictions
Timea Babos vs Lara Arruabarrena
This is an underrated matchup for the second day of an International-level tournament. Arruabarrena has some good results, especially on clay–she has reached the final here in Bogota each of the last two years. Babos is a tough draw for her, though. The Hungarian is talented and probably better than the Spaniard on an average day. Still, it’s tough to not back the two-time defending runner-up.
Prediction: Arruabarrena in 3
Irina Bara vs Sara Errani
Errani is a former French Open finalist, but she is also past her prime. She’s still fighting, though, and is still a top player on clay. She should be able to handle Bara, assuming she’s healthy. She is also making her way back from a doping ban, which was surprisingly extended from two to ten months. Errani will want to come back strong on the clay as she tries to make her name on tour again.
Prediction: Errani in 2
Sachia Vickery vs Hiroko Kuwata
Vickery is a talented young American who is trying to make her way up into the top levels of the women’s game. Kuwata has never reached the Top 100, on the other hand. Neither player is particularly good on the clay, either. Vickery hits bigger and is the better overall player, so she’ll probably find her way through.
Prediction: Vickery in 3
Jelena Ostapenko vs Kristie Ahn
American Kristie Ahn will have her hands full with the 2017 French Open champion. Ostapenko has dropped off from her Grand Slam-winning ways, and she is prone to the poor match occasionally, but predicting anything other than an easy Ostapenko win is folly.
Prediction: Ostapenko in 2
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