WTA Bogota Quarterfinal Predictions Including Tamara Zidansek vs Sara Errani

Bucharest Open Tamara ZIdansek

And then there was one. Tamara Zidansek is the last seed standing in Columbia and it’s only the quarterfinals. That being said, the Slovenian has looked in sublime form so far this week and is yet to drop a set. Home favourite Maria Camila Osorio Serrano is among those hoping to spoil the #5 seed’s march to the title. Who move’s on to the semifinals will be intriguing to watch. We try and call who should be in the final four in our WTA Bogota quarterfinal predictions.

 

WTA Bogota Quarterfinal Predictions

 

Nuria Parrizas-Diaz vs Viktoriya Tomova

Head-to-head: First meeting

Viktoriya Tomova’s dismissal of #8 seed Yafan Wang in the round of 16 was anything but clinical. The match featured 11 breaks of serve and Tomova only emerged the winner because she held her nerve when it mattered. That level won’t cut it against Nuria Parrizas-Diaz. The Spaniard toughed out a great win against Arantxa Rus in her last match. She is a real threat on clay and taking out the tournament #3 seed will be a massive confidence boost. Tomova is the better player of the two, but Parrizas-Diaz has more to play for as, at 29, this is likely one of her last chances to make major inroads on the tour. I think the nerves will get to her given that added pressure. Tomova should move on comfortably here
Prediction: Tomova in 2

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Lara Arruabarrena vs Harmony Tan

Head-to-head: First meeting

Harmony Tan continues to surprise in Bogota. The young Frenchwoman has mostly found success on hard courts so far in her career. That being said, she has looked impressive this weak albeit against weaker competition.  She now faces an opponent who enjoys Bogota in Lara Arruabarrena. The Spaniard won this tournament in 2012 and won the ITF version in 2014. She look sin good form again here and will surely like her chances at picking up a third trophy in Bogota. Arruabarrena is the better player on this surface and has more experience late in tour level tournaments. That should be enough to prove the difference in this match.
Prediction: Arruabarrena in 2

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Stefanie Voegele vs Maria Camila Osorio Serrano

Head-to-head: First meeting

Stefanie Voegele played quality tennis to get past Saisai Zheng in the round of 16. The #1 seed was too passive in the match, but that shouldn’t detract from what was a good match by the Swiss. That being said, she now faces hometown favorite Maria Camila Osorio Serrano for a place in the semifinal. The Columbian has looked like the player to beat this week alongside Zidansek. She played a brilliant match to get past Tereza Martincova in straight sets on Thursday. This should be tight, with both playing good tennis so far this week. However, Osorio Serrano seems to have a real belief in her game this week, and will be desperately keen to lift a first WTA title in her home country. That desire should prove the difference in a close match.
Prediction: Osorio Serrano in 3

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Tamara Zidansek vs Sara Errani

Head-to-head: First meeting

This should be the match of the day in Bogota. Sara Errani is turning back the clock and delivering a masterclass in court movement and counterpunching on the clay. She dismissed #2 seed Sara Sorribes Tormo in her first match and followed that up with another good win over Aliona Bolsova Zadoinov in the round of 16. Her ability to make opponents play extra balls has been amazing this week and if she can keep it up she stands a real chance of winning it all. However, it is a big ask to stop an inspired Zidansek, who dropped serve just twice in each of her first two matches. She has hit the ball big and clean and been aggressive and relentless in exerting pressure on her opponents.

Zidansek is clearly comfortable on the clay and will be hard to stop if she keeps this level up. If Errani can get enough balls in play she may take this the distance, but ultimately I think Zidansek has too much for the Italian.
Prediction: Zidansek in 2

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