ATP Hamburg, WTA Bastad Finals Predictions: Fognini-Delbonis, Serena-Larsson

Busy weekend so just a quick preview of tomorrow’s finals…

Fabio Fognini v Federico Delbonis (Hamburg, F)
Fabio Fognini
It certainly came as a major surprise to see Roger Federer and his new racquet bundled out of the Hamburg semi-finals by the qualifier, Federico Delbonis.  In the final, he takes on the in-form, Fabio Fognini, who defeated Nicolas Almagro in straight sets today.  Fognini is looking to complete the German double having won Stuttgart and despite Delbonis’s stunning week, Fognini has to be the favourite.

Prediction – Fognini to beat Delbonis in 2 tight sets

Serena Williams v Johanna Larsson (Bastad, F)
Credit to Johanna Larsson, who has had a fantastic week in front of her home crowd and on her favoured surface of clay.  However I do not think she stands a chance against Serena, who is trying to win her first ever WTA International title.

Prediction – Serena to beat Larsson in 2 sets

Andrea Hlavackova v Yvonne Meusburger (Bad Gastein, F)
A first time WTA champion will be crowned tomorrow in Bad Gastein.  Yvonne Meusburger made the final of Budapest last week and is having another fantastic week at her home tournament where she always plays well.  It has been great to see Andrea Hlavackova win some matches this week and she definitely has a good enough game to be higher in the rankings; however Meusburger looks to be tough to beat at the minute…

Prediction – Meusburger to beat Hlavackova in 3 sets

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