WTA Nottingham Day 2 Predictions including Sonay Kartal vs Camila Giorgi

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The grass courts at the WTA Nottingham Open are all ready and prepared for day The fans at the event will have plenty of options during the day with twelve singles matches scheduled across the venue and, as ever, we here at LWOT will be offering our predictions for every match on the slate, including Maria Sakkari vs Camila Osorio and Viktorija Golubic vs Emma Raducanu. But who will make it through to the next round?

WTA Nottingham Day 2 Predictions

Sonay Kartal vs Camila Giorgi

Head-to-Head: first meeting

The young British wildcard is one to watch here. She has stormed the British ITF events in 2022 winning all four of the ones she entered in Glasgow and Nottingham. Kartal also won the UK Pro League title in 2021, following on from Emma Raducanu in winning that title. Giorgi will care absolutely nothing of this of course. The Italian has a fearsome game that, in all likelihood, will take it away from Kartal. However, if she is off her game just a little then the Brit could be good enough to capitalise. In this particular case I am going to predict that the shock will happen and the confidence of Kartal will allow her to play well and win.

Prediction: Kartal in 3
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Zhang Shuai vs Cristina Bucsa

Head-to-head: Zhang 1-0 Bucsa

Bucsa is playing well enough to stand an excellent chance here. She has qualified and also played a couple of rounds at Surbiton so she is dialled in on the grass now. Zhang has a pretty decent grass court history, indeed she was last year’s finalist at Nottingham, but her recent history is the concern. Only 3 wins in her last 10 matches could make her vulnerable here, but Zhang’s class and experience should be enough to allow her to sneak over the line.

Prediction: Zhang in 3
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Magdalena Frech vs Yuriko Miyazaki

Head-to-head: first meeting

The young Briton is finding her feet on the grass and will be looking to this match as a big opportunity to get a rare WTA tour win. Though much lower ranked there is very little difference in the ability between the two players as was evidenced when Miyazaki beat players ranked higher than her to reach the main draw. I will stick with the form player here and hope the Japanese makes the next round.

Prediction: Miyazaki in 2
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Lauren Davis vs Caroline Garcia

Head-to-head: Davis 1-1 Garcia

The last time that Garcia visited this tournament she was the champion, but that was back in 2019. Garcia’s career has headed in a very different direction since then, although no doubt Garcia is in better spirits following her French Open doubles title won last weekend. Davis is always a tough competitor and has had her moments on the grass as well so it is a particularly tough match to call. Garcia hasn’t won enough matches recently but she may just be able to ride the confidence from last week and get one on the board here.

Prediction: Garcia in 3

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