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WTA Nottingham Day 2 Predictions including Maria Sakkari vs Camila Osorio

Read our previews and predictions of the second day at WTA Nottingham including Maria Sakkari vs Camila Osorio
Maria Sakkari in action ahead of the WTA Nottingham Open.

The weather looks fairly clear for day two at WTA Nottingham. With a bumper number of matches on the order of play the tournament organisers will be hoping that the British crowd get a good show across the grounds. As always, we here at LWOT will be offering our predictions for every match on the schedule, including Viktorija Golubic vs Emma Raducanu and Sonay Kartal vs Camila Giorgi. But who will make it to the next round?

WTA Nottingham Day 2 Predictions

Katarzyna Kawa vs Magda Linette

Head-to-Head: Linette 3-0 Kawa

The two Poles meet for the fourth time here and they go way back. The first meeting of these players in professional tennis was in a Polish ITF event in 2010 but both are still playing well and fairly close to their career peaks. Kawa qualified here and if there is a surface that she was going to beat Linette on then grass would be it, she has a great record on the surface, though mainly in lower level events. Linette has made the Wimbledon third round twice in succession, including defeating Amanda Anisimova and Elina Svitolina last year. Linette should still have too much class for Kawa in this match.

Prediction: Linette in 2
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Wang Qiang vs Beatriz Haddad Maia

Head-to-head: first meeting

The tall Brazilian is the player in the better form here and Beatriz Haddad Maia is no stranger to a grass court either. She has had some very good wins on the surface and although the more experienced Wang Qiang has played a greater number of matches on the surface there is little in her recent performances to inspire confidence.

Prediction: Haddad Maia in 2
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Ajla Tomljanovic vs Wang Xiyu

Head-to-head: first meeting

Wang Xiyu won an ITF title recently but that was on clay and although that will have given her confidence, it is difficult to apply that form to this very different match. Tomljanovic has reached the quarterfinals here in the past and was a Wimbledon quarterfinalist last year as well. It is easy to see her being very motivated for this grass court season and wanting to make the most of her potential on the surface, starting here.

Prediction: Tomljanovic in 2
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Maria Sakkari vs Camila Osorio

Head-to-head: first meeting

It is unlikely that Maria Sakkari would refer to grass as her favourite surface. She has never gone past the quarterfinal stage of any grass tournament at WTA level, whereas she has gone from strength to strength on hard and clay courts. Camila Osorio won a lot of matches on grass last season in qualifying into the main draw at Wimbledon and then reaching the third round. There is the chance of an upset here and I will back the 20-year-old to get one over on Sakkari who doesn’t seem quite at her peak at the moment.

Prediction: Osorio in 3

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