WTA Bad Homburg Day 4 Predictions Including Simona Halep vs Tamara Zidansek

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Day 3 of WTA Bad Homburg proved to be a testing but rewarding one for the top seeds in the tournament. Simona Halep, Daria Kasatkina and Amanda Anisimova all needed three sets to move on to the next round. All that tennis leaves us with six round two matches to be played on Wednesday. The question is, who emerges victorious in each of those six matches? Well, we’re looking at exactly that in this set of WTA Bad Homburg day 4 predictions.

WTA Bad Homburg Day 4 Predictions

Sabine Lisicki vs Greet Minnen

Head-to-head: 1 – 0 Minnen

Sabine Lisicki played good tennis to defeat Tamara Zidansek in her first round match. A kind draw has given the German another lower ranked player in the second round in Greet Minnen. The Belgian has never real shown the level needed to become a mainstay on the WTA Tour. Lisicki will undoubtedly be hungry for her first WTA quarterfinal in years and her level in the last round suggests she has the game to get there as well. Minnen has no real weapons that can hurt the German on grass and will need to hope consistency and competitiveness draw errors from the Lisicki racket. However, I don’t see that strategy working too often and I think Lisicki moves on.

Prediction: Lisicki in 2
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Amanda Anisimova vs Ann Li

Head-to-head: First meeting

Anisimova did well to navigate a tricky test in Alison Van Uytvanck last round. Now the American faces a compatriot in Ann Li. Li is a young rising star in the women’s game who has been tearing up the ranks over the last 2 years or so. However, she was less than convincing against Ana Bondar in her last match and has very little experience or success on grass. Anisimova certainly isn’t most at home on grass, but she has the power of shot off of both wings to get away with that. If Li serves well she could keep this tight and may get a look in if Anisimova doesn’t serve well. However, Anisimova’s power and ability to hit winners should prove too much for Li in the end.

Prediction: Anisimova in 2
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Simona Halep vs Tamara Zidansek

Head-to-head: First meeting

Halep is perhaps a little lucky to be here. The Romanian was a set and a break down before an injury started troubling Katerina Siniakova. From there the Czech won just four of the next 12 games as Halep stormed to victory. Nonetheless, Halep has played very good tennis on grass over the last ten days or so and will be confident of her chances heading into Wimbledon. As far as this tournament is concerned, Halep faces an out of form Tamara Zidansek who is not very comfortable on this surface. The Slovenian has a heavy, powerful forehand that can be a real weapon but she doesn’t get the preparation time to employ it effectively on skiddy grass courts. Halep should take advantage of that and pressure her opponent for time which should lead to a second grass quarterfinal in as many weeks.

Prediction: Halep in 2
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