Istanbul 2017 WTA – Daily & Full Draw Predictions

TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup Predictions

Correct predictions are in green while incorrect predictions are in red

Daily Prediction Results: 21/30 (70%)

Full Draw Prediction Results: 17/31 (55%)

Daily Predictions

Final (1/1)

Svitolina d. Mertens in twoSvitolina needs to be more aggressive against the counter punching Mertens. Considering three sets for this but Svitolina should probably win.

Semifinals (2/2)

Svitolina d. Cepelova in twoSvitolina seems to be heading for a record third WTA title in 2017.

Mertens d. Begu in threeOriginally picked Begu to win the title but her level has not been convincing. Mertens will be a tough test for Begu, plus considering that Begu has already played three three-set matches this week, going for the upset.

Quarterfinals (2/4)

Svitolina d. Cirstea in twoSvitolina mentioned she was under the weather in her first round win over Kamenskaya and looked settled in her victory over Cadantu. Should win over Cirstea, who actually has had a day of rest in Istanbul.

Yastremska d. Cepelova in twoNo idea for this, had watched a little of Yastremska this week so maybe her to meet countrywoman Svitolina in the semifinals?

Begu d. Eraydin in twoBegu got pulled to three sets in the previous matches that I expected her to win it straights. It should likely come against qualifier Eraydin though.

Buyukakcay d. Mertens in threeGoing for Buyukakcay who will be buoyed on by the Turkish crowd.

Round 2 (5/8)

Svitolina d. Cadantu in twoCan’t believe Svitolina lost a bagel set to World No.210 Kamenskaya yesterday. Svitolina looked really unsharp yesterday but should be better  against Cadantu.

Cirstea d. Sakkari in threeInstinct with Cirstea but it could go either way.

Sorribes Tormo d. Cepelova in threeBoth had great first round wins yesterday, I think Sorribes Tormo will edge this on the dirt.

Yastremska d. Kalinskaya in threeHave totally no idea for this lol.

Eraydin d. Asku in threeBetween two hometown players, going for Eraydin who had the win over seeded Tsvetana Pironkova in the previous round.

Begu d. Flipkens in twoFlipkens can be tricky but Begu on the clay is tough to break down.

Errani d. Mertens in threeMost interesting second rounder. Both players are unable to blow each other off the court, going for Errani who is the better one on clay?

Babos d. Buyukakcay in threeCongrats to Buyukakcay who got her first win of 2017! Still, I think Babos will oust the defending champion.

Round 1 (11/15)

Svitolina d. Kamenskaya in twoSvitolina for the win.

Hibino d. Candantu in threeComing from qualies, Candantu has played a couple of matches already so expecting this to go to the distance.

Kovinic d. Sakkari in threeKovinic won their last meeting at last year’s Istanbul Cup 1-6, 6-1, 6-2. I think something like that would happen again.

Cirstea d. Ferro in twoCirstea should win.

Cepelova d. Bouchard in threeCepelova’s always creating upsets so I’ll go for another one here.

Sorribes Tormo d. Soylu in twoSorribes Tormo’s handy on the clay. Should win in two tight sets.

Kalinskaya d. Chang in threeGoing for lucky loser Kalinskaya who should have been adapted to the surface.

Petkovic d. Yastremska in twoPetkovic should win.

Pironkova d. Eraydin in twoPironkova for the win.

Asku d. Kulichkova in twoDon’t know much about both, going for the home player Asku.

Flipkens d. Kucova in threeBest first rounder among all of them. Think Flipkens could just edge this.

Begu d. Maria in twoAt least one tight set in there.

Mertens d. Kozlova in twoHigh on Mertens after her Fed Cup endeavours.

Errani d. Hsieh in twoErrani did well in Bogota and Fed Cup, hopefully she can gain some points here!

Buyukakcay d. Zanevska in twoHometown favourite Buyukakcay aiming for her first win (!) of 2017.

Babos d. Perrin in twoBabos for the win.

Full Draw Predictions

R2

Svitolina
Hibino
Kovinic
Cirstea
Cepelova
Sorribes Tormo
Kalinskaya
Petkovic
Pironkova
Asku
Flipkens
Begu
Mertens
Errani
Buyukakcay
Babos

QF

Svitolina
Kovinic
Sorribes Tormo
Petkovic
Pironkova
Begu
Errani
Babos

SF

Svitolina
Sorribes Tormo
Begu
Babos

F

Svitolina
Begu

Winner

Begu


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