Day 2 in Madrid sees two of Japan’s best Naomi Osaka and Misaki Doi facing off, along with Jelena Ostapenko in action. We have predictions for all of the matches in the Spanish Capital.
We predict all of Friday’s matches. In addition to the four matches in this article, we have three additional articles. One features Venus Williams vs Jennifer Brady, the second headlines Simona Halep vs Sara Sorribes Tormo, and the final features Karolina Pliskova vs Cori Gauff.
WTA Madrid Day 2 Predictions
Irina-Camelia Begu vs Daria Kasatkina
The 7-1 h2h in favor of Kasatkina is too hard to ignore here, Begu was solid in qualifying but Kasatkina is 17-6 on the season, that, along with the dominant h2h suggests this match will be routine for Kasatkina. Kasatkina in 2
Misaki Doi vs Naomi Osaka
Osaka is 2-0 against Doi in their careers, the former top 30 Japanese player Doi has been relatively solid this season and came through the qualifying rounds. Osaka is 13-3 on the season though, and even if clay is not her preferred surface, Doi is unlikely to come away with a win, even if she can keep the match close. Osaka in 2
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Madison Keys
Keys leads the h2h 2-1, both players have been poor this season with Keys just 2-5 and Pavs just 5-9. With neither player at their best this match looks like survive and advance. Keys has been the weakest of the pair this season, and Pavlyuchenkova is setup to even the h2h. Pavlyuchenkova in 3
Polona Hercog vs Jelena Ostapenko
Ostapenko matched her 2020 win total already and is known for her prowess on the clay. Hercog enters as a lucky loser and has been poor above the ITF level with just one WTA main draw match win this season. Hercog is unlikely to rise the occasion, and although Ostapenko has not been playing elite tennis, she’s playing well enough to earn a second round match in Madrid. Ostapenko in 2