The Australian Open might get all the attention, but don’t be fooled. There is currently another WTA tournament taking place in Melbourne right now. In fact, 2020 Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin has already lost in the Round of 32 at the WTA Phillip Island Trophy. However, the other 15 Round of 32 matches will be contested on Monday, and we’re here to predict all of them for you. Who will advance? We share our thoughts. This set of predictions looks at three matches, and we also have three other sets, featuring Johanna Konta vs Aliaksandra Sanovich, Varvara Lepchenko vs Danielle Collins, and Petra Martic vs Rebecca Marino.
WTA Phillip Island Trophy Day 2 Prediction
Varvara Grachera vs Daria Kasatkina
Kasatkina was looking like a potential top player a few years ago, and then her form mysteriously disappeared for a long while. She seems to be building up her confidence again, though, and playing a bit better. Will she reach her past top form? I don’t know. But she’s playing well enough right now to move past her countrywoman.
Prediction: Kasatkina in 3
Ajla Tomljanovic vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
This should low-key be a very good match. Neither player is the most consistent, but both have lots of talent and their styles should make this a very fun match to watch. With no fans in the stands that takes away a potential advantage from Tomljanovic. Then again, the Aussie played very well at the Australian Open, and I expect that to continue.
Prediction: Tomljanovic in 2
Madison Brengle vs Bianca Andreescu
Andreescu is easing her way back into the top of the game. She played well at the Australian Open, but fell to the rising Hsieh Su-Wei. Still, the Canadian is super-talented and finding her match form again. I expect her to move on.
Prediction: Andreescu in 2
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