Connecticut Open New Haven Predictions
Day 2 – New Haven Predictions
Konta d. Siegemund in two sets – Siegemund leads the head to head 2-0, but both encounters were on clay, Siegemund’s best surface and Konta’s worst surface. On a hard court, I’ll expect Konta’s quicker groundstrokes to best Siegemund’s variety – the latter hasn’t played on hard courts since April 2017!
Ka.Pliskova d. Makarova in two sets – Makarova leads the head to head 3-1, but the last match-up was won by Pliskova earlier this year. Pliskova’s in bad form but I expect her to be much more solid by Makarova. The Russian must also be coming to New Haven pretty late having won the doubles title in Cincinnati.
Collins d. Yastremska in three sets – Both adopt a really aggressive baseline game… edging towards the American on home soil.
Kvitova d. Radwanska in three sets – This totally depends on Petra as Aga’s been vulnerable against hard hitters the last two seasons. Kvitova must be tired coming from Cincinnati and I’m surprised she’s opted to play here – could be a really messy night match.
Sasnovich d. Mladenovic in three sets – Sasnovich leads the head-to-head 3-2 and has won their last two match-ups. Mladenovic finally got some much needed wins in Cincinnati but I’ll expect Sasnovich to be too solid and force Mladenovic into too many errors.
Giorgi d. Bogdan in three sets – Both are qualifiers and have already played three matches in New Haven… think Giorgi could come through here.
Sabalenka d. Stosur in two sets – Surprised Sabalenka is playing here after a very tight schedule. Wonder if she’ll be able to adapt to the Stosur kick serve but anyways I think the Belarusian will definitely overpower Stosur.
Sakkari d. Diyas in three sets – Diyas is not an easy match-up but I’ll go with Sakkari who is on a roll in the US.
Puig d. Bacsinszky in three sets – Bacsinszky hasn’t played since Gstaad and is all the way at No.751 in the rankings… Puig is not the most reliable player but I’ll go with her still having played three matches in New Haven.
Day 1 – New Haven Predictions
Rybarikova d. Vandeweghe in two sets – Rybarikova leads the head to head 3-0, as it is a tough match-up for Vandeweghe to hit through Rybarikova’s variety and relentless defence. The American has only played one match since Wimbledon and I don’t see her having the consistency to outlast the Slovak.
Goerges d. Cibulkova in two sets – This is Cibulkova’s first match since Wimby and I read that she had injury? Goerges retired in her match against Mladenovic in Cincinnati but since she’s playing her on the first day I guess she should be alright. If she’s in full flight I think she will definitely overpower Cibulkova.
Suarez Navarro d. Strycova in three sets – This is a surprising one-sided head to head where Suarez Navarro leads 7-1, because both have similar counter-punching games. I haven’t seen any of their matches since Wimby so I’ll stick to the HTH.
Gavrilova d. Begu in two sets – Begu leads the head to head 2-0, but is on a six-match losing streak. Gavrilova herself is on a three-match losing streak but is the better player on hard court and should be pretty inspired coming back to New Haven to defend her title.