WTA Warsaw Day 2 Predictions Including Nuria Parrizas-Diaz vs Ana Bogdan

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Nine singles matches are on the Tuesday schedule at the 2022 WTA BNP Paribas Poland Open in Warsaw. Three of the highest seeds (2-4) pulled out after the draw was made, but there’s still plenty of excitement coming. Seventh seed Nuria Parrizas-Diaz takes on Ana Bogdan in a matchup where the higher-ranked player definitely isn’t an overwhelming favorite. We also predict the rest of the day’s matches in a separate article. Who do you think makes the second round?

WTA Warsaw Day 2 Predictions

Raluca Georgiana Serban vs Gabriela Lee

Head-to-head: First meeting

Raluca Georgiana Serban represents Cyprus since 2018 but comes from Romania, making this essentially a battle between two compatriots. They both started out in the qualifying draw here with Gabriela Lee losing to another player from her country, Alexandra Cadantu-Ignatik. The 27-year-old got in as a lucky loser, while Serban defeated Reka Luca Jani and Despina Papamichail to gain her spot in the main draw. Lee’s creativity and more versatile playstyle should help her gain the upper hand.
Prediction: Lee in 3

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Clara Burel vs Anna Karolina Schmiedlova

Head-to-head: Schmiedlova 1-0

The 21-year-old Clara Burel showed plenty of promise last year, but it just hasn’t been a great season for her. The Frenchwoman is winning less than one third of her matches. Anna Karolina Schmiedlova is not quite at her best either, but the former World No. 26 should like her chances in this matchup. Her solid baselining could prove to be the key against a much more erratic Burel, especially out of form.
Prediction: Schmiedlova in 3

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Jasmine Paolini vs Danka Kovinic

Head-to-head: Kovinic 3-0

Danka Kovinic has a dominant lead in the head-to-head, but the last match happened three years ago. Jasmine Paolini has definitely evolved into a player of a different calibre. While it hasn’t been a stellar season for the Italian, she’s been picking up some steam in recent weeks. Especially in Palermo, where she managed to make the semifinals. This will be her best chance to finally score a win over Kovinic. It should be very tight.
Prediction: Paolini in 3

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Petra Martic vs Weronika Falkowska

Head-to-head: First meeting

Weronika Falkowska made headlines at this event last year, getting in as a lucky loser but making the second round. The Pole can be dangerous when she trusts her shots and blasts the backhand like there’s no tomorrow. That sort of confidence isn’t always there and the execution in carefully constructed points can be lacking too. Petra Martic has a great all-round skillset that she could use to throw Falkowska off her game. It would take an absolutely fabulous performance from the Pole to triumph here.
Prediction: Martic in 2

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Nuria Parrizas-Diaz vs Ana Bogdan

Head-to-head: First meeting

Nuria Parrizas-Diaz generally performs better on hard courts than clay, but it’s not like the Spaniard can’t play on the surface. She’s also coming off a quarterfinal in Palermo, where she almost took out Jasmine Paolini. Ana Bogdan has been more successful in 2022, but the Romanian is yet to catch fire in the post-Wimbledon clay campaign. The 29-year-old has the higher ceiling and if she plays up to her potential, she should have a small edge.
Prediction: Bogdan in 3

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