Day 5 at the WTA event in San José will see all four quarterfinal matches being played, with World #4 Paula Badosa headlining a very respectable field with a lot of top players in what is an unusually strong draw for a tournament of this category.
WTA San José Day 5 Predictions
Shelby Rogers vs Amanda Anisimova
Head-to-head: Rogers 2-0 Anisimova
This is certainly the least glamorous match of the day, between the only two remaining unseeded players in the draw. It should, however, still be plenty exciting; both players have shown a great level play this week and have got to this stage by scoring upset wins over much higher ranked opponents. Rogers in particular looked on fire as she dismantled world #3 Maria Sakkari. She also got the better of this matchup when they faced each other in Miami earlier this year and she goes in as a slight favorite.
Prediction: Rogers in 3
Ons Jabeur vs Veronika Kudermetova
Head-to-head: Kudermetova 2-0 Jabeur
Their two previous meetings are hardly representative of what might happen tomorrow, as both occurred way before Jabeur became a top player. Jabeur will be the favorite as she’ll be looking to put the disappointment of the Wimbledon final loss behind her as she gears up for another attempt at a Slam title in New York.
Prediction: Jabeur in 2
Daria Kasatkina vs Aryna Sabalenka
Head-to-head: Sabalenka 3-1 Kasatkina
Both players were banned from taking part at Wimbledon and are looking to get some momentum back ahead of the US Open. Their four previous meeting all ended in straight sets, with Sabalenka having a very clear edge of late, with two wins last year.
Prediction: Sabalenka in 2
Paula Badosa vs Coco Gauff
Head-to-head: Badosa 1-1 Gauff
Despite being world #4, Badosa has had a bit of a disappointing season ever since the title in Sydney in January. Her Slam performances have been pretty poor and she hasn’t had much success at tour level either; Gauff hasn’t been having a great season either, but she did reach the Roland Garros final and is looking in better shape than Badosa recently, which should give her a slight edge here.
Prediction: Gauff in 3
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