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WTA Bogota Quarterfinal Predictions Including Nuria Brancaccio vs Tatjana Maria

Tamara Zidansek in action ahead of the WTA Bogota Open.

It should be an entertaining day of quarterfinal action at the WTA Bogota Open in Colombia with four exciting matches on the schedule. As always, we here at LWOT will be offering our predictions for every match on the schedule. But who will secure their spot in the semifinals?

WTA Bogota Quarterfinal Predictions

Nuria Brancaccio vs Tatjana Maria

Head-to-head: Brancaccio 1-0 Maria

Tatjana Maria, last season a Wimbledon semifinalist, is known more for her exploits on quicker surfaces than she is for clay-court success. But the German has looked sharp so far this week at the WTA Bogota Open, scoring wins over Katrina Scott and Carolina Alvez, and in comprehensive fashion too. Nuria Brancaccio should present more of a challenge, however. The Italian won their only previous meeting in straight sets and is rather more at home on the clay than Maria. It would not be a surprise if this went the distance, but expect it to be Brancaccio who reaches the last four.

Prediction: Brancaccio in 3
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Laura Pigossi vs Fran Jones

Head-to-head: first meeting

It has been a great week so far for Fran Jones. The Briton, ranked 817th in the world, stunned third seed Nuria Parrizas Dias in straight sets and she backed that up by beating Canada’s Chloe Zhao for the loss of only three games in the second round. Will she be able to maintain her charge against Laura Pigossi? The sixth-seeded Pigossi started her week in Bogota by demolishing Antonia Samudio 6-1 6-0, but she was made to work rather harder by Natalika Kostic in the second round. If Jones can maintain the level she has displayed so far at the WTA Bogota Open, don’t be surprised if she scores another famous win.

Prediction: Jones in 3
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Kamilla Rakhimova vs Sara Sorribes Tormo

Head-to-head: Rakhimova 1-1 Sorribes Tormo

This may well prove to be the best match of the day at the WTA Bogota Open. Sara Sorribes Tormo has slipped down the rankings of late, but the Spaniard remains a skilled operator and has looked back to something approaching her best so far in Colombia with back-to-back straight-sets wins over Aliona Bolsova Zadionov and home hope Emilia Arango. But she faces a potentially stern test up against fourth seed Kamilla Rakhimova. That said, the Russian has not been at her best so far in Bogota. Opportunity might just be knocking for Sorribes Tormo as a result.

Prediction: Sorribes Tormo in 2
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Tamara Zidansek vs Peyton Stearns

Head-to-head: first meeting

Tamara Zidansek is undoubtedly a talented player, especially on the clay, as her run to the semifinals at the French Open demonstrates. But the Slovenian has never really looked like repeating that sort of run and has not added to the lone WTA title she won in Lausanne two years ago either. The 2023 WTA Bogota Open looks like a good opportunity to put the latter right, however. She has impressed so far in wins over Reka Luca Jani and Mirjam Bjorklund. If she can maintain the level she displayed in beating Jani and Bjorklund, expect her to have the edge over Peyton Stearns.

Prediction: Zidansek in 2

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