Luxembourg Open 2017 Predictions
Puig d. Witthoeft in two – Witthoeft’s in her first WTA Final. Puig has been amazing this week and given if she does not complicate things, she should take this comfortably.
Mertens d. Puig in three – I think the Luxembourg conditions suit both players and expecting this to be a super fun one! Puig is obviously the more aggressive player, but Mertens’ counterpunching ways are perfect when Puig starts to get more fatigued and patchy. It would be a super fun one if both are at their peak, but anything less from Puig I think Mertens will scoop the win up.
Witthoeft d. Parmentier in two – Seventh match for Parmentier of the week, surely she would feel some fatigue wouldn’t she? Witthoeft leads the head to head 2-1 and she will be aiming for her first WTA final. Think she can do it.
Puig d. Broady in three – Puig’s quarterfinal run here is her first QF since Acapulco, while it’s Broady’s first QF of the year! Both can be erratic at times, but Puig leads the head to head 2-1. If it does go the distance, I think Puig is the more experienced one.
Mertens d. Watson in three – Not surprised if this goes the distance too. I think the conditions kinda suits Watson, but Mertens is the way more consistent player who always produces a solid level.
Larsson d. Parmentier in two – Think Parmentier will just lose steam here, Larsson indoors for the win.
Bertens d. Witthoeft in three – Bertens won their only match this year back on clay. Haven’t watched their matches but if both are at their peak, I think Bertens is the slightly better player.
Puig d. Van Uytvanck in three – Puig had a great win over Kerber (sobs), but you never know which type of Puig will appear! Puig won their only encounter back in 2015.
Lisicki d. Broady in two – Battle of the big hitters! I have more faith in Lisicki repeating her performance from yesterday. Broady can be too erratic at times.
Kontaveit d. Watson in three – Happy that Kontaveit finally nicked a win! Same as Puig, we never know which Kontaveit or Watson will appear on court.
Mertens d. Brengle in two – Brengle plays exactly the same way as Sorribes Tormo – Mertens won’t need to change her gameplan and I’m confident she’ll win comfortably again.
Haddad Maia d. Larsson in three – No idea about this, siding with Haddad Maia’s better form of late.
Cepede Royg d. Parmentier in two – A day of rest should have done Cepede Royg well.
Witthoeft d. Rodina in three – Same, think a rest day would have done well for Witthoeft. Think she’s the slightly more consistent player.
Petkovic d. Bertens in three – Petkovic actually leads the head to head 3-0! I think after saving three match points against Martic, her confidence should be soaring high. I’ve not been impressed with Bertens over the past few weeks and won’t be surprised if another upset occurs.
Kerber d. Puig in three – Both players has had a disappointing 2017 given their breakthrough 2016 seasons, but more so Puig, who has only reached two quarterfinals for the whole of the season. I think the indoor conditions would suit both players but I’ll expect Kerber’s higher consistency to pull her through.
Van Uytvanck d. Tomljanovic in two – Never know what to expect from Tomljanovic. Van Uytvanck is on a high having won her first WTA title in Quebec City indoors too a few weeks ago.
Buzarnescu d. Lisicki in three – Could be a fun one, Buzarnescu reached the semifinals in Linz a week ago and should be soaring with confidence. Lisicki loves indoors but she hasn’t played since the US Open (injury).
Maria d. Broady in three – Broady indoors could cause trouble but she hasn’t been doing really well this season. Maria’s variety to pull her through.
Cepelova d. Kontaveit in two – Kontaveit just can’t string a win or two at the moment – she hasn’t won two matches in a row or beat a top 100 player since Gstaad. Her confidence is low right now and I don’t think she’ll be able to break the four-match losing streak.
Wickmayer d. Watson in two – Watson has lost her last six main draw matches and Wickmayer coming from qualies should be adapted to the conditions.
Arruabarrena d. Brengle in three – I think Arruabarrena can dictate play here but she really needs to be patient against Brengle who always gets balls back. Could be an interesting one…
Mertens d. Sorribes Tormo in two – Think it’s a great match-up for Mertens as she can play aggressive against Sorribes Tormo, a player who rarely tries to dictate.
Larsson d. Bouchard in two – Bouchard has only won three main draw matches since Madrid. The Luxembourg conditions does suit her game but Larsson loves the Europe indoor swing and is coming off a doubles title in Linz.
Niculescu d. Parmentier in three – Niculescu’s the defending champion in Luxembourg and I’ve never been really convinced with Parmentier’s game on hard courts, she loves the slower clay conditions. Niculescu leads the head to head, 5-3.
Flipkens d. Haddad Maia in three – I’ve always liked Flipkens’ game indoors and I’m not sure Haddad Maia can handle the tricky game of the Belgian.
Cirstea d. Cepede Royg in two – Cirstea is on a high now and has won eight matches in the last month. Don’t see what Cepede Royg can do to harm a confident Cirstea.
Witthoeft d. Lepchenko in three – Tough one, I’ve gone for a more solid Witthoeft.
Fett d. Rodina in three – Both players have been producing good results of late but Fett indoors should be a better match.
Martic d. Petkovic in two – Martic hasn’t played since the US Open but I think she should do really well here given the quick conditions. Petkovic has only won one out of six recent main draw matches.
Allertova d. Bertens in three – As said in last week’s predictions, Allertova thrives indoors. Bertens hasn’t really looked comfortable of late and has lost her last seven of nine matches.
Full Draw Predictions