WTA Rome Day 4 Predictions Including Sorana Cirstea vs Jelena Ostapenko

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Day 4 at the WTA 1000 in Rome will feature the debut of many of the seeds, including some Top 10 players and former Grand Slam champions. It’s the first edition of this tournament played over two weeks, which gives a different dynamic than usual to the second round, with unseeded players having the confidence of a match win under their belt as they try to upset the seeds.

WTA Rome Day 4 Predictions

Daria Kasatkina vs Lisa Pigato

Head-to-head: first meeting

On paper, this is the most one-sided matchup of the day by a distance, with one of the best players in the world in Kasatkina taking on an opponent ranked outside the Top 400. Kasatkina hasn’t really been playing at Top 10 level so far in 2023 but she shouldn’t have many issues to advance here.
Prediction: Kasatkina in 2

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Barbora Krejcikova vs Danka Kovinic

Head-to-head: Krejcikova 1-0 Kovinic

Krejcikova won in a relatively comfortable three-setter (6-0 in the decider) when the pair faced in Madrid a couple weeks ago and she’s once again a comfortable favorite here. She needs some strong results in the coming months to make it into the top 10 and this seems like a good opportunity to do it given her draw.
Prediction: Krejcikova in 2

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Marketa Vondrousova vs Bianca Andreescu

Head-to-head: first meeting

Andreescu might be a former Slam champion, but those days seem far behind her and it’s actually Vondrousova who comes in as the favorite here. She has been playing well so far this season and her ranking of #70 doesn’t really represent her current level accurately and should rise soon.
Prediction: Voundrousova in 3

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Sorana Cirstea vs Jelena Ostapenko

Head-to-head: Ostapenko 2-0 Cirstea

Ostapenko has finally been showing signs of resurgence lately and is back to the Top 20. The 2017 Roland Garros champion will take on a veteran of the circuit in Sorana Cirstea; the Romanian is likely to cause her some difficulties but Ostapenko should be able to advance.

Prediction: Ostapenko in 3

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