WTA Lausanne Open Day 4 Predictions Including Fiona Ferro vs Alycia Parks

Fiona Ferro in action ahead of the WTA Lyon Open.

A jam-packed DAY 4 schedule at the WTA Lausanne Open will feature seven second-round matches and the conclusion of Teichman and Zanevaska’s first-round match which was postponed due to rain. We have four of those matches in this article and the other three in a separate article. Who will reach the quarterfinals?

WTA Lausanne Open Day 4 Predictions

Tamara Zidansek vs Mandy Minella

Head-to-head: Zidansek 1-1 Minella

We expected a blitz in her opener, but Zidansek’s win over Marina Melnikova was anything but straightforward. The Slovenian had to fend off 11 breakpoints in that crucial second set to swing the match in her favor. Mandy Minella, on her part, stunned Varvara Gracheva – a player ranked over 150 spots above her – in a routine fashion. While the Luxembourgian has beaten Zidansek in the past, the top seed has refined her game in recent years. The Slovenian’s counterpunching abilities should draw an error too many out of the veteran Minella.
Prediction: Zidansek in 2

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Caroline Garcia vs Astra Sharma

Head-to-head: first meeting

Carolina Garcia snapped her four-match losing streak with a comfortable straight-sets win over Alexandra Dulgheru. It was a rare occasion for Garcia to play with purpose, and she took advantage of Dulgheru’s weaker second serve, which malfunctioned badly. The Frenchwoman has been wildly inconsistent this season and she is vulnerable to an upset against Charleston champion Astra Sharma. But with that said, the Australian qualifier has looked edgy in her back-to-back three-setters.
Prediction: Garcia in 3

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Clara Burel vs Kamilla Rakhimova

Head-to-head: first meeting

Clara Burel is slowly gaining traction as one of the best under-21 players on the women’s tour. Her ball-striking is so unrelatable to a player who is only 20 and ranked outside the top 100. Burel obliterated the Swiss wild card Susan Bandecchi in her opener, dropping just two games. She should face stiff competition from Kamilla Rakhimova on Thursday. As a result of the Russian’s struggles in beating Arantxa Rus, the Frenchwoman looks poised to advance into the quarters.
Prediction: Burel in 2

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Fiona Ferro vs Alycia Parks

Head-to-head: first meeting

Wild card Alycia Parks registered a fine win over former Top 50 player Anna-Lenna Friedsam. That should do her confidence a world of good, considering it was just her second Tour-level win of her career. But the German was in poor form coming to Lausanne, and we shouldn’t read too much into it. Against Fiona Ferro, the young American will feel a complete change of pace and intensity.
Prediction: Ferro in 2

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