WTA Lyon Day 2 Predictions Including Caroline Garcia vs Tereza Martincova

Caroline Garcia prepares for the WTA Guadalajara Open.

Seven singles matches are on Tuesday’s schedule for the WTA Open 6e Sens Metropole de Lyon. Top-seeded Caroline Garcia kicks off her campaign against Tereza Martincova. Will the Czech provide a tough challenge or will the WTA Finals runner-up prevail comfortably? We also predict the rest of the day’s matches in a separate article. Who do you think will win?

WTA Lyon Day 2 Predictions

Danka Kovinic vs Viktorija Golubic

Head-to-head: Kovinic 1-0

Viktorija Golubic was the runner-up in Lyon two years ago and has been posting excellent results indoors throughout her career, which seems a bit counter-intuitive given her one-handed backhand and not that much natural power. The Swiss has excellent timing though and should be a threat in this event again. Danka Kovinic is definitely no pushover though and after a solid start to the year, the Montenegro native will pose some questions here, especially helped out by her underrated serve.
Prediction: Golubic in 3

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Anna Bondar vs Nuria Parrizas-Diaz

Head-to-head: Bondar 2-1

Anna Bondar leads the head-to-head, but both her wins came on clay courts. It was Nuria Parrizas-Diaz who defeated her in the final of an ITF event in Potchefstroom two years ago. Indoor conditions should favor the Spaniard here as she’s a player who enjoys controlling the rallies and looking for opportunities to wrap points up quickly. She’s also had a nice start to the year, including the upset over Beatriz Haddad Maia at the Australian Open.
Prediction: Parrizas-Diaz in 3

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Caroline Garcia vs Tereza Martincova

Head-to-head: Garcia 3-2

This has been a very topsy-turvy head-to-head with Caroline Garcia claiming wins in beatdowns like 6-1 6-0 or 6-3 6-0, but also losing to Tereza Martincova twice on clay. She also struggled to take the Czech down on hard courts once, only managing to snatch a 7-5 in the third thriller. The Frenchwoman will be a bit disappointed with her Australian Open fourth-round exit, but so far there hasn’t been much to suggest she won’t continue being a major threat this year. They both enjoy indoor conditions, but Garcia’s arsenal of weapons is just basically unlimited and perhaps even the biggest on Tour.
Prediction: Garcia in 2

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