Wimbledon Women’s Quarterfinal Predictions Including Ash Barty vs Ajla Tomljanovic

Aryna Sabalenka in action at Wimbledon.

There should be plenty of entertaining action on quarterfinals day at the All England Club, with four intriguing matches on the slate. As always, we here at LWOT will be offering our predictions for all four quarterfinals. But who will reach the rarefied air of the Wimbledon semifinals?

Wimbledon Quarterfinal Predictions

Ash Barty vs Ajla Tomljanovic

Jim: It was a dreadful shame to see Emma Raducanu’s valiant charge at Wimbledon end in the manner that it did, but the Briton should have the opportunity to come again. Now Ajla Tomljanovic faces the difficult task of finding a way through Ash Barty. It’s hard to see her beating her compatriot, however. Barty has greater variety and more reliable weapons. Expect her to reach the last four.

Andy: One thing is for sure there will be Australian representation in the semifinals at Wimbledon. I have a strong feeling that it will be Barty who will be there though. Tomljanovic probably would have won the match against Emma Raducanu without the teenagers health problems, but there has been little in the past to suggest that she is capable of beating Barty in good form. I expect Barty to have too much variety, skill and serving prowess in this one.

Prediction: Barty in 2

Steen: Tomljanovic has won some tough matches en route to her best ever Wimbledon and Grand Slam result, Barty looks like too much of a challenge though. The world #1 has only dropped one set this tournament and is playing far better at Wimbledon than her historical performances, Barty should continue her march.

Prediction: Barty in 2
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Karolina Muchova vs Angelique Kerber

Jim: This should be a very watchable match. Karolina Muchova has an excellent skillset for grass-court tennis, with  her forehand a reliable weapon and her backhand slice extremely effective on this surface. She also has growing experience of the big stage. But Angelique Kerber has found a rich vein of form of her own and when the German is at her best… well there is a reason that she is a three-time Grand Slam champion.

Prediction: Kerber in 3

Andy: You can just sense that there could be something special happening for Kerber. She’s on a great run and soundly defeated a really dangerous player in Cori Gauff on Centre Court. She is, of course, no stranger to this court being a former champion, but I had written her off as a serious contender. Muchova, on the other hand, has comparatively little experience. Something has to give and I am favouring the experience and sheer will to win of Kerber. Having just defeated a powerful player, she will be prepared for Muchova’s game.

Prediction: Kerber in 3

Steen: While Muchova is playing well and is into a second career Wimbledon quarterfinal, Kerber is looking even better on grass and has a second Wimbledon title in her sights. Kerber won both previous matches and should make it 3-0.

Prediction: Kerber in 3
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Karolina Pliskova vs Viktorija Golubic

Jim: Karolina Pliskova has been flying pretty much completely under the radar so far, which seems to have suited the Czech just fine. But that won’t be the case from here on out and unfortunately the eighth seed doesn’t have the best record under pressure. That said, as well as Viktorija Golubic has played this season, this is still a winnable match for a player of Pliskova’s ability. She will need her serve, but if she gets in to a good rhythm from the line she should have enough to reach the last four.

Prediction: Pliskova in 2

Andy: It feels as though Pliskova has sneaked her way into one of her best positions to win her maiden slam in years. However, everyone is underestimating the Swiss. She has won an exceptional number of matches this year and, although Keys played poorly, Golubic very much deserves her place. I am picking the Swiss to go one better here as well. I still have about Pliskova’s mentality and Golubic is riding the crest of a wave with plenty of belief.

Prediction: Golubic in 3             

Steen: Golubic won both their head-to-head meetings and is being rewarded for having such a remarkable season. After a brutal opening match that finished 11-9 in the third set, Golubic has been untouchable, both players are into their first career Wimbledon quarterfinal. Pliskova hasn’t dropped a set this tournament and this match should be close. I’ll go with the head-to-head and back Golubic who has played like a top 10 player on the WTA this season.

Prediction: Golubic in 3
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Aryna Sabalenka vs Ons Jabeur

Jim: Could this be Ons Jabeur’s moment? The Tunisian has certainly looked very impressive in negotiating her first four matches at Wimbledon. This will be another stern test for her, however, with Aryna Sabalenka having the power to take the racket out of any opponent’s hands. But finding a way to deploy that power against Jabeur, who excels at denying her opponent’s rhythm, is far easier said than done.

Prediction: Jabeur in 3

Andy: This is Sabalenka’s first Grand Slam quarterfinal and she reached it with some excellent tennis at the death against Rybakina. That will please her and her team greatly as it isn’t something readily associated with the Belarusian. However, Jabeur is playing like a dream right now. Coming back from a set down against both Muguruza and Swiatek takes guts and skill, and she has both in spades. That is why she has what it takes to take down Sabalenka as well. If the Tunisian can re-direct Sabalenka’s power and get her moving in all directions across the court then she can come out on top here.

Prediction: Jabeur in 3

Steen: Another match where both players are in uncharted territory, their first Wimbledon quarterfinal. Jabeur has had a record best year on tour and won her last two matches in upsets in three sets. Sabalenka has also played a pair of three setters and is having her best year ever on tour. The pair have split meetings, Sabalenka should have a little more upside to her game though.

Prediction: Sabalenka in 2

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