2017 Bank Of The West Classic Predictions
Vandeweghe d. Keys in three – Preview
Muguruza d. Keys in two – This could be a rivalry in the future. Keys won their two previous encounters, but feel that Muguruza’s controlled aggression will win this one with Keys’ wrist still an unknown factor.
Vandeweghe d. Bellis in three – This is a difficult one. If Vandeweghe makes too many errors Bellis will be the victor but Vandeweghe has been really good in her last few matches. Slight edge to the No.6 seed?
Muguruza d. Konjuh in two – Preview
Tsurenko d. Keys in two – Keys withdrew from doubles because of that nagging wrist again, she could even withdraw but if she does play, Tsurenko should be too solid for her…
Vandeweghe d. Pavlyuchenkova in three – Between two power players it’s always tough to call! Pavlyuchenkova won their previous encounter at Wimbledon but Vandeweghe has played tons of matches on this court. 50-50 with this one but just siding with the home player.
Kvitova d. Bellis in three – Kvitova played a brilliant match against Bondarenko but Bellis has been impressive this week. If vintage Kvitova appears she’ll win but Bellis is a fighter. Three sets I suppose?
Round 2 (5/7)
Muguruza d. Day in three – The last time these two met was this year where Day pushed Muguruza to three sets. This is the latter’s first match since her Wimbledon triumph so it’ll be interesting if she can handle the occasion. Since it’s her first match, maybe three sets?
Vikhlyantseva d. Konjuh in three – There isn’t much to separate these two by their age, outfits and gamestyles! Vikhlyantseva won their only previous encounter in ‘s-Hertogenbosch this year but I haven’t really seen any of their matches in recent weeks so I don’t know about this. Choosing Vikhlyantseva mainly by the head to head…
Keys d. Dolehide in two – Dolehide got her first WTA main draw win against Osaka. I’ll expect Keys’ to be rusty but her experience should prevail.
Sharapova d. Tsurenko in two – A win is a win but against Brady Sharapova was clearly rusty and even though she hit plenty of return winners, she only managed to land in 52% of first serves and won 58% of service points. Tsurenko isn’t an easy opponent as she is a really solid player and will take advantage when Sharapova makes some errors. Originally went for three sets but I feel Sharapova will be more confident and steady after her first round win…
Vandeweghe d. Gibbs in two – The two had different routes to R2 – Tomljanovic retired against Vandeweghe after a set while Gibbs recovered from a 2-5 deficit in the decider to beat junior Wimbledon champion Liu. Vandeweghe won their last encounter last year in Stanford at this stage too. The courts suit Vandeweghe and feel she should get the win over Gibbs who has been toiling on the ITF circuit for much of the last three months.
Riske d. Pavlyuchenkova in three – Riske leads the head to head 3-1 and did well against Linette in R1. Pavlyuchenkova said she worked a lot on her fitness in the past three weeks so this one is shaping up to be a fascinating one. Leaning towards Riske with the head to head record…
Bellis d. Cepede Royg in two – Cepede Royg won their previous encounter in 2015 but Bellis has been very impressive throughout the whole season.
Kvitova d. Bondarenko in two – Kvitova said she felt pressure at Wimbledon but felt at ease (correct me if wrong) coming into Stanford. She’ll play Bonadrenko who notched a win over Schiavone in R1. Their head to head is tied a two wins apiece but their last match came in 2012. Going for Petra…
Round 1 (8/10)
Day d. Doi in three – Day and Doi are both on a three-match losing streak. Doi is 16-18 against left handlers while Day is 3-1. Day has only played three WTA main draws in her career but all in America so she unlikely be overwhelmed by the experience. Day has great power and almost stunned Muguruza in Indian Wells – if she does the same, she should beat the Japanese player.
Vikhylantseva d. Lao in two – Don’t know much about Lao, expecting Vikhlyantseva to win this one.
Osaka d. Dolehide in two – Osaka to win on paper, intrigued to see what she can do on the US hard courts this summer.
Konjuh d. Erakovic in two – Erakovic survived from qualifies ying so she should be tired. Konjuh should win…
Sharapova d. Brady in two – Sharapova should be feeling rusty but I don’t think Brady can do anything to trouble the wildcard.
Tsurenko d. Arruabarrena in two – Tsurenko has won two of their previous encounters and I don’t see what Arruabarrena can do to break the Tsurenko defences.
Vandeweghe d. Tomljanovic in two – Tomljanovic is still on the comeback trail and should find it tough to stop the offences of Vandeweghe.
Gibbs d. Liu in three – Liu is the junior Wimbledon champion and was awarded a wildcard in her first WTA main draw. This is not her first time in the Pro circuit as she won a 25K ITF in May. Gibbs is in fine form of her own after slipping back to the ITF circuit and has reached one title, final and semi. Expecting the experience of Gibbs to prevail but it should be a tight one.
Riske d. Linette in two – These two have similar games but Riske is more suited to the US courts. Riske has also won their two previous encounters so she should win this one.
Bellis d. Cornet in three – Preview
Cepede Royg d. Ahn in two – Cepede Royg is in-form and came out of qualifying in style, I think she will win this one.
Schiavone d. Bondarenko in three – Schiavone has won their three previous meetings and is in fine form. I feel like it should go the distance as most Bondarenko encounters go.
Full Draw Predictions