WTA Lausanne Day 4 Predictions Including Zarina Diyas vs Camila Giorgi

Camila Giorgi in action ahead of the WTA Lausanne Open.
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There should be plenty of entertaining action on day four at the WTA Lausanne Open with a number of entertaining matches on the schedule. As ever, we here at LWOT will be offering our predictions for every match on the slate, including Alycia Parks vs Fiona Ferro. But who will book their place in the last eight?

WTA Lausanne Day 4 Predictions

Lucia Bronzetti vs Anna Blinkova

Head-to-head: first meeting

It has been an excellent few weeks for Italy’s Lucia Bronzetti. She arrived at the WTA Lausanne Open having reached two finals at ITF-level on the clay in Jonkoping and Torino, as well as a semifinal in Perigueux, and she has maintained that impressive form so far in Switzerland. She beat Ylena In-Albon in the qualifying to reach the main draw before thrashing the Swiss wildcard Tess Sugnaux for the loss of only one game to reach the second round.

But she may not find things quite so straightforward up against Anna Blinkova. The Russian has not been in particularly good form – although she has faced some tough draws – but she played well to beat Olga Govortsova in the first round in Lausanne and has far more experience at this level than the Italian. This may well be a close contest with Bronzetti no doubt full of confidence, but Blinkova has the higher ceiling and, if she can play something like her best tennis, expect her to have the edge here.

Prediction: Blinkova in 3
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Natalia Vikhlyantseva vs Jasmine Paolini

Head-to-head: first meeting

Jasmine Paolini has yet to convince on hard and grass courts, but she is certainly at home on the clay. She has demonstrated as much in recent weeks by winning a WTA-125k event in Bol before Wimbledon and the doubles title at the WTA Hamburg Open alongside Jil Teichmann. She did have to work hard to get the better of Valentina Grammatikopoulou in her opener, snapping a two-match losing streak in the process, but will surely have taken confidence from that victory.

Natalia Vikhlyantseva had a losing streak of her own to break in the first round, with her three-set win over Katerina Zavatska her first win in singles since she came through the qualifying at the Charleston Open in the first week of April. Will she be able to back that up against Paolini? It is not unthinkable, but the Italian is ranked nearly 100 places above Vikhlyantseva for a reason. She also has the better record on the clay. Expect Paolini to be the player to reach the quarterfinals.

Prediction: Paolini in 2
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Zarina Diyas vs Camila Giorgi

Head-to-head: Giorgi 2-1 Diyas

This should be an entertaining match. Any match involving Camila Giorgi usually is thanks to the Italian’s no holds barred approach. It is not one that always pays off, but she has been playing well in recent weeks, beating Aryna Sabalenka in Eastbourne and taking a set off Karolina Muchova in the second round at Wimbledon. She certainly proved far too strong for Norway’s Ulrikke Eikeri in the first round in Lausanne, winning 6-2 6-0 to reach the second round.

Zarina Diyas, meanwhile, found little success on the grass, but made a winning return to the clay by beating home hope Simona Waltert 6-4 6-4 in the first round. But she will almost certainly have to work harder if she is to reach the quarterfinals and, in truth, this match is almost certainly on Giorgi’s racket. If the Italian can tame her power with some accuracy and choose the right moments to pull the trigger, she should have more than enough to reach the last eight.

Prediction: Giorgi in 2

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