WTA Miami Day 6 Predictions Including Anna Kalinskaya vs Garbine Muguruza

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WTA Miami third round action features Garbine Muguruza and Naomi Osaka in action from South Florida. We also have predictions for matches that feature Karolina Pliskova and Sofia Kenin.

Naomi Osaka vs Nina Stojanovic

The qualifier Nina Stojanovic has posted her best result of 2021 with a third round showing at this tournament as a qualifier (upset Yulia Putintseva in the previous round) but the run should end here. Back in action for the first time since winning the Australian Open, Naomi Osaka won her first round match in straight sets and should advance further. Osaka in 2

Maria Sakkari vs Ludmilla Samsonova

Another qualifier finding great success in Miami, Ludmilla Samsonova upset Kiki Bertens in the previous round and has been dominant in four match wins. Maria Sakkari has posted strong results in 2021 (two semifinals and a quarterfinal) and remains the favorite in this matchup however. Samsonova will provide serious opposition, but Sakkari should survive and advance. Sakkari in 3

Anett Kontaveit vs Elise Mertens

2-1 is the h2h edge for Elise Mertens in this matchup, Mertens is in the hunt for a second WTA title for 2021, and was in the semifinals of her last tournament (Dubai). Anett Kontaveit has a quarterfinal and a semifinal on the season and this will be a good matchup, but it’s advantage Mertens in terms of the tale of the tape. Mertens in 2

Anna Kalinskaya vs Garbine Muguruza

Anna Kalinskaya has backed up the quarterfinals in Monterrey as a qualifier with a third round showing here. The Russian is showing great promise, but Garbine Muguruza is always  difficult to defeat. The Dubai champion has reached two other WTA finals on the season and boasts a 20-5 record overall. Muguruza looks likely to be one of the contenders in the later stages of this tournament. Muguruza in 2

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