Swedish Open Bastad 2017 Predictions
Wozniacki d. Siniakova in three – Wozniacki will get back a lot of balls and Siniakova could get a little frustrated. If Siniakova makes more errors than Wozniacki will be the winner.
Wozniacki d. Mertens in three – Tough task for both players, Mertens has played tons of three-setters this week so I don’t know if she’ll be tired. If she’s on though, Wozniacki’s retrieving game must be on point to win…
Siniakova d. Garcia in three – Another difficult semi to decide, Siniakova could give Garcia some problems so I’ll pick her…
Wozniacki d. Kozlova in two – This *should* be comfortable for Wozniacki…
Mertens d. Krunic in three – This is shaping up to be a fascinating one, feel that the edge is with Mertens…
Garcia d. Krejcikova in two – Feel that Garcia should win but Krejcikova can cause some problems. Sticking with a tight-two setter.
Sevastova d. Siniakova in three – Siniakova won their previous encounter but Sevastova’s tricky game can make Siniakova frustrated.
Round 2 (4/7)
Wozniacki d. Golubic in two – Going for Woz in two tight, Golubic might not have enough confidence to think she can make the upset.
Barthel d. Kozlova in two – More confidence with Barthel on clay.
Suarez Navarro d. Mertens in two – I feel that Mertens is a good match-up for Suarez Navarro on clay as Mertens’ lack of pace will allow Suarez Navarro to set up her shots.
Krunic d. Tomova in two – Don’t know much about Tomova so…
Bertens d. Krejcikova in two – So apparently Bertens didn’t appear fatigued at all! Repeat match up from the Nuremberg final where Bertens won in straights, expecting kind of a same result.
Errani d. Garcia in three – Garcia struggles with player who gives little pace, and especially on clay, I’m going for Errani to make the upset.
Siniakova d. Rus in two – I think Siniakova can wrap this up in straights.
Sevastova d. Kulichlova in three – Upset alert as the Russian has the power to blow off Sevastova, still think the Latvian’s experience and variety should prevail though.
Round 1 (10/15)
Wozniacki d. Parmentier in three – I think Parmentier can grab a set off Wozniacki as clay’s always been her favourite surface with her topspin forehand. Wozniacki can struggle a little against players with topspin (Kuznetsova) but she should scrap through this one to get the win.
Golubic d. Trevisan in two – Golubic’s now outisde the Top 100 after failing to defend her title points in Gstaad – against a relatively unknown qualifier she needs and probably should get the win.
Kozlova d. Bjorklund in three – Never heard of Bjorklund before, the home support may lead her to a set but Kozlova should win this.
Larsson d. Barthel in three – Tough opener for Larsson in her home city, Barthel always plays well on dirt. The latter leads the head to head 3-2 but Larsson has won their two previous encounters. Barthel can struggle against home crowds so I’ll go with Larsson to win.
Suarez Navarro d. Paolini in two – Paolini’s in her first WTA main draw; Suarez Navarro should win this.
Mertens d. Bara in two – Not expecting any difficulties for Mertens.
Krunic d. Lister in three – Krunic has a great record on clay (119-69) and don’t really know much about Lister except that she snagged a set off Angelique Kerber in their meeting in Bsatad last year.
Goerges d. Tomova in two – Don’t know much about Tomova; Goerges’ inconsistency still makes me a tad worried but I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt.
Witthoeft d. Bertens in three – Witthoeft is a solid player and Bertens could be a little fatigue coming from her endeavors in Gstaad. Going for the upset here but I’m actually on the fence.
Krejcikova d. Beck in two – Krejcikova has a 23-12 record this year on clay and also reached her first WTA final in Nuremberg while Beck is now outside of the Top 100 and her game, especially her serve, has really disintegrated.
Errani d. Korpatsch in two – I think Errani will win this comfortably?
Begu d. Garcia in three – Garcia continues to blow hot and cold and players who play aggressively, but steady, like Begu, are always a bad match-up for Garcia. Not sure if Begu will be feeling fatigue from the Bucharest double but if not, an upset is on the cards.
Siniakova d. Peterson in two – Don’t know much about Peterson but she won their previous meeting in Bastad in 2015. Siniakova is a much improved player though and should win this one.
Tig d. Rus in three – Not much insight on this one, Tig does well on clay though.
Alexandrova d. Kulichkova in three – Kulichkova is a dangerous opponent but I feel Alexandrova will pull through.
Sevastova d. Blinkova in two – Blinkova won their previous encounter in 2016 but I don’t think she can cause problems for Sevastova on clay unless the Latvian produces a listless display like against Bogdan in Bucharest.
Full Draw Predictions