WTA Bad Homburg Day 3 Predictions Including Simona Halep vs Katerina Siniakova

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A rain-heavy day in Bad Homburg on Monday means that two of the six matches schedule for yesterday still need to be completed. However, that didn’t stop an exciting day of tennis from unfolding in the other four matches. Alize Cornet overcame her torrid record against Anna Kalinskaya to advance. Elsewhere on the courts, Tatjana Maria toppled Anastasia Potapova in a thrilling encounter. Five more matches are being played on Tuesday in addition to the two that still need to be played. While we’ve already taken a look at who should win in the Bianca Andreescu and Angelique Kerber matches, the other five still need our attention. With that in mind, let’s dive in to our WTA Bad Homburg day 3 predictions

WTA Bad Homburg Day 3 Predictions

Sabine Lisicki vs Tamara Korpatsch

Head-to-head:

Sabine Lisicki has been attempting to restart her career since 2017. Unfortunately, a myriad of injuries has made that all but impossible. I’m sure I speak for most tennis fans when I say we’d love to see her make one more good run on the WTA tour. It would be a fitting reward for her love of and commitment to the game. The German is still only 32, so she has time if she can get some wins under her belt. What she also has is Grand Slam level tennis, having made the quarterfinals or better at Wimbledon on five occasions. If she can continue improving as she has done over the past few weeks she should be able to get past Tamara Korpatsch here. Her fellow compatriot it less comfortable on grass and has never really shown the consistent level needed to become a regular on the WTA Tour.

Prediction: Lisicki in 3
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Alison Van Uytvanck vs Amanda Anisimova

Head-to-head:

This should be a great match to watch. Alison Van Uytvanck has a great game for grass courts. The Belgian’s flat ground strokes and aggressive play reap rewards on the fast, skiddy surfaces most grass courts offer. By contrast, Amanda Anisimova is usually more of a top-spin heavy hitter, hence here incredible results on clay. That being said, the American has immense power off of both wings and isn’t afraid to flatten out her shots when needed. This one is tough to call but I think Anisimova is starting to find her best level again this year and that is too good for most. The American should edge a tight one here.

Prediction: Anisimova in 3
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Kamilla Rakhimova vs Caroline Garcia

Head-to-head:

Caroline Garcia came storming back to beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich in her last round. The French star has struggled for back-to-back wins and any type of consistency in recent years, so she would love a deep run here. She may have a tricky time of things in this match though as Kamilla Rakhimova was superb in dismissing Ludmilla Samsonova in the last round. Garcia has the higher level when at her best. She is also more comfortable and experienced on this surface. Rakhimova caught an out-of-form Samsonova in the last round and I don’t think she will be as lucky with Garcia here.

Prediction: Garcia in 2
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Daria Kasatkina vs Jule Niemeier

Head-to-head:

Daria Kasatkina continues to impress in 2022 and is edging closer and closer to a return to the top ten. The Russian currently sits at #13 in the live rankings and a deep run in this tournament would put really pressure on the three players between her and that #10 spot. However, to make a deep run she must first get past Jule Niemeier. The young German has impressed in recent weeks. As such, she finds herself inside the top 100 in the game for the first time. She still lacks experience on grass, though she has looked good in the matches she has played on the surface. On another day I’d like the chances of an upset in this match. However, Kasatkina is locked in and has been to good and consistent for me to see that happening this time around.

Prediction: Kasatkina in 2
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Simona Halep vs Katerina Siniakova

Head-to-head:

The tennis world is still waiting to see the best version of Simona Halep since her return from an calf injury last year. The Romanian has posted some solid results, including a semifinal last week in Birmingham. However, she is yet to claim a title or make a deep run in a Grand Slam this year and will be keen to change both of those things in the coming weeks. She faces a finalist from last year’s edition of this tournament in Katerina Siniakova here. Siniakova has done little of note on the singles circuit over the last couple of years. She is a consistent player with the occasional deep run in her but doesn’t often have the level required to trouble the best in the game. That should hold true again in this match as I see Halep edging it out in the end.

Prediction: Halep in 2
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