Rabat Grand Prix Predictions
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Daily Prediction Results: 22/31 (71%)
Full Draw Prediction Results: 17/31 (55%)
Pavlyuchenkova d. Schiavone in two – Pavlyuchenkova leads the head to head, 4-3, and she’ll probably win this too but Schiavone will give all she’s got here.
Pavlyuchenkova d. Errani in three – Pavlyuchenkova has the ability to hit through the Italian but it seems this match up is only slightly in favour of her, where she leads 3-2. Errani furthermore has the advantage on clay but I think the top seed will be able to handle everything Errani throws at her.
Schiavone d. Lepchenko in two – There it happens again, I go against Lepchenko but she wins once again! I have much confidence in choosing Schiavone for this one though.
Pavlyuchenkova d. Davis in three – Pavlyuchenkova came through her matches in two tight straight setters while Davis has only lost six games so far. Could be an interesting one.
Gavrilova d. Errani in three – Gavrilova has won their two previous encounters, but it could turn around on clay.
Schiavone d. Maria in two – Schiavone won the previous match between them, a 6-1 6-1 thumping in last year’s Rio Open! Probably that could happen again.
Bellis d. Lepchenko in two – Have gone against Lepchenko in all predictions so far this week! The two players have never met before though.
Round 2 (5/8)
Pavlyuchenkova d. Makarova in two – Pavlyuchenkova seemingly struggled in the second set against Perrin. She should have not a lot of problems with Makarova who she leads the head to head 5-3.
Davis d. Bondarenko in two – Could see Davis struggling slightly but she should get through.
Gavrilova d. Mertens in three – Mertens is in pretty good form but Gavrilova thrives when competing with such kind of players like Mertens.
Errani d. Riske in two – Could see seeded Riske falling out in straight sets. Clay’s not her surface.
Shvedova d. Maria in two – Looks like Shvedova has a huge chance to be in her first quarterfinal of the year.
Schiavone d. Dabrowski in two – Not anticipating any problems for Schiavone.
Putintseva d. Lepchenko in two – Actually just realised Putintseva only has nine wins this year after reaching the St.Petersburg final! Clay is where Putintseva thrives on so she should still get the win.
Bacsinszky d. Bellis in two – Pretty surprised Bacsinszky got an easy win over Larsson. It should be the same against Bellis.
Round 1 (12/16)
Pavlyuchenkova d. Perrin in two – Pavlyuchenkova should win (!)
Makarova d. Wickmayer in two – Wickmayer posted in social media that she just recovered from a wrist injury. Probably Makarova will take it but she has not been reliable of late.
Bondarenko d. Soler-Espinosa in two – Yeah Siegemund withdrew so lucky loser Soler-Espinosa takes the spot. Bondarenko should win then.
Davis d. Podoroska in two – Podoroska has won a doubles title in Bogota recently but Davis should win. Not sure about whether the surface will suit Davis’ game though.
Gavrilova d. Zanevska in two – Gavrilova should win.
Parmentier d. Mertens in three – Parmentier is the clay courter, plus considering Mertens is coming from her Istanbul final appearance, the Belgian could possibly withdraw.
Errani d. Blinkova in two – On clay I usually go for Errani in almost every match 😛
Cornet d. Riske in three – Riske leads the head to head but Cornet should take this on clay.
Begu d. Maria in three – Begu seemed to be hampered by an injury in Istanbul, having played three three-set matches last week before making 42 unforced errors in a 1-6 1-6 loss to Mertens. She could possibly withdraw but if it goes on she would probably take it in a long tussle.
Shvedova d. Krunic in two – Shevdova has only won a match all season long! The second win should come here against a qualifier, Alexsandra Krunic.
Dabrowski d. Qoastal in two – Never heard of Qoastal before so probably Dabrowski should get through?
Schiavone d. Babos in three – Schiavone had gotten a wildcard in Rabat; sensing an possible upset here.
Putintseva d. Petkovic in three – Petkovic has been so inconsistent of late it’s hard to pick her in any prediction. Petkovic could snatch a set but Putintseva should ultimately get the win.
Flipkens d. Lepchenko in two – Lepchenko has had an unpleasant start to 2017 and her dismal record should likely continue against the tricky Flipkens.
Bellis d. Hibino in three – Don’t really know about both players on clay.
Bacsinszky d. Larsson in three – I’m sensing it could go the distance. Larsson is a good clay courter while Bacsinszky hasn’t played on the clay yet.
Full Draw Predictions