Day 2 of the WTA Ladies’ Open Lausanne will feature an incredible slate of tennis. We will see nine new matches, along with some play held over from Day 1. We are here to offer our thoughts on Tuesday’s matches. Who do you think will win? We look at five matches in this article, plus the other four in a separate article.
WTA Lausanne Open Day 2 Predictions
Olga Govortsova vs Anna Blinkova
This should be a good match. Blinkova is arguably the better player, but Govortsova is in great form. She just reached the final of the WTA 125 event in Bastad, while Blinkova has yet to play again on clay since the grass season ended. That should make the difference.
Prediction: Govortsova in 2
Arantxa Rus vs Kamilla Rakhimova
Both these players are in decent form and should be evenly matches. Rakhimova, though, has not beaten a Top 100 player since the 2020 French Open last October. Rus is just solid enough to get this done.
Prediction: Rus in 3
Jasmine Paolini vs Valentini Grammatikopoulou
To the horror of tennis editors everywhere, Grammatikopoulou is playing well and moving up the rankings. She’s had success on the ITF Tour this year. Unfortunately for the Greek, she’s built this run on the back of some very weak draws, even for ITF events. Paolini is more talented and should be untroubled.
Prediction: Paolini in 2
Varvara Gracheva vs Mandy Minella
Minella is a former Top 50 player, but she is far from that level or form. Gracheva has been struggling for wins recently, but she hasn’t been playing at all poorly in the process. I don’t think Minella currently has the level to win this match, but it could be close.
Prediction: Gracheva in 3
Kristyna Pliskova vs Astra Sharma
Will Kristyna Pliskova draw inspiration from her twin sister’s breakout run at Wimbledon? Kristyna is certainly full of talent, but she has never quite found Karolina’s power or consistency. Sharma, meanwhile, is finally impressing. She was an NCAA standout six years ago, and just won her first WTA title in Charleston in April, defeating Ons Jabeur in the process. Pliskova won this matchup two weeks ago at Wimbledon, but that was on grass. On clay, Sharma should have this.
Prediction: Sharma in 2
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