WTA Den Bosch Day 2 Predictions Including Belinda Bencic vs Madison Brengle

Belinda Bencic in action ahead of the WTA Den Bosch Open.
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After Monday’s action was almost entirely rained out, hopes are a bit higher for day at the WTA Den Bosch Open though we are still likely to see some morning rain in Den Bosch. Still, with up to six matches scheduled on some courts, we are bound to see some good tennis tomorrow and, as ever, we here at LWOT will be offering our predictions for every match on the schedule, including Elena Rybakina vs Jamie Loeb and Veronika Kudermetova vs Leolia Jeanjean. But who will advance?

WTA Den Bosch Day 2 Predictions

Daria Saville vs Caty McNally

Head-to-head: Saville 1-0 McNally

Daria Saville, formerly known as Gavrilova, was catapulted back into the top 150 after the Sunshine swing in March. The Australian began the month outside of the Top 400 but after an Indian Wells fourth round and Miami quarterfinal, she now finds herself on the edge of re-entering the Top 100 for the first time since 2019. Saville is a competent grass-court player though her style means the surface is not helping her.

Catherine McNally is more comfortable on grass, reaching three Junior Wimbledon doubles finals. The young American has a 16-6 career record on the surface, including a semifinal at Surbiton back in 2019 as well as qualifying for Wimbledon. This week, McNally qualified with wins over Cabrera and Grammatikopoulou. The 20-year-old has struggled for most of the season but I believe she will find her mojo on grass.

Prediction: McNally in 3
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Anhelina Kalinina vs Olivia Gadecki

Head-to-head: first meeting

Kalinina has done a great job of establishing herself as a main tour player over the past two years, now ranked higher than ever before at world #35. Grass is not the strong suit for the Ukrainian though with a career record of 5-7 entirely on the ITF or slam qualifying level. Gadecki has also had an impressive rise over these past two seasons, beginning 2021 with no ranking at all. Since then, the 20-year-old has gone 73-31, rising to #160 and notching her first top 10 win over Sofia Kenin. Gadecki played her first pro matches on grass only last week but qualified with impressive wins over Richel Hogenkamp and Linda Fruhvirtova. I’m interested to see how the Australian will match up against a higher-level opponent on the surface. It might be a bit daring but I will go with Gadecki here.

Prediction: Gadecki in 3
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Belinda Bencic vs Madison Brengle

Head-to-head: Bencic 2-0 Brengle

Belinda Bencic is one of the main favorites for the title here, enjoying a decent season with the Charleston title and semifinal run in Miami. The Swiss is dangerous on grass with a career 47-22 record on the surface as well as reaching four WTA titles, including Den Bosch in 2015. Madison Brengle’s style makes her a tricky opponent for big hitters on grass, pulling off impressive upsets over Petra Kvitova or Kenin on the surface.

Question marks surround the American’s fitness though as she retired from her last match in Surbiton quarterfinal last week. This will be their first meeting in almost seven years, with Bencic winning both of the previous ones despite being a teenager at the time. The first match was at a 25k in Rancho Mirage in 2013, when she was just 16 years old. Bencic is definitely a favorite for this match.

Prediction: Bencic in 2

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