In what promises to be an entertaining conclusion to the WTA Lausanne Open, Olga Danilovic of Serbia will take on Croatia’s Petra Martic. Both women have played some excellent tennis this week and both will surely believe that they have what it takes to lift the trophy in Switzerland. But who will come out on top?
WTA Lausanne Final Prediction
Olga Danilovic vs Petra Martic
Head-to-head: Danilovic 1-0 Martic
Danilovic is not one of the more consistent performers on the WTA Tour, but when the Serbian is on song she can be hard to stop. She has certainly looked sharp so far this week at the WTA Lausanne Open, coming through the qualifying with straight-sets wins over Joanne Zuger and Anastasia Zakharova, before beating Misaki Doi, Anna Kalinskaya, Stefanie Waltert and Anastasia Potapova to reach her second WTA final.
Martic, meanwhile, opened her campaign with a 6-2 6-2 win over fifth seed Nuria Parrizas Dias and that rather set the tone for her week. She backed that win up by beating Erika Andreeva 6-2 6-4 before reaching the semifinals courtesy of a 6-3 7-6 win over second seed Belinda Bencic. She was made to work hard in the last four by Caroline Garcia, but dug out a 6-4 1-6 6-3 win over the Frenchwoman to secure her place in her first final of the season.
This will be this pair’s second meeting, with Danilovic narrowly winning their first in the first round at the Australian Open last season. The conditions in Lausanne will be rather different to those in Melbourne, however, and that should suit Martic. Both of these players are at their best on the clay, but it is Martic who has the better record on the terre battue and probably the higher ceiling. Danilovic clearly has a bright future, but expect Martic to be just about too strong for the Serb in the here and now.
Prediction: Martic in 3
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