WTA Stanford, ATP Gstaad 2nd Round Predictions: Radwanska-Schiavone and more

1. Agnieszka Radwanska v Francesca Schiavone (Stanford, R2)
Francesca Schiavone
Stanford has just three singles matches today and I feeling a little flat with tennis proceedings this week.  The match of the day (whilst I am fast asleep) will see 2013 Wimbledon semi-finalist, Agnieszka Radwanska take on Francesca Schiavone.  This will be Aga’s first match since losing a heartbreaker to Sabine Lisicki and she has a chance to consolidate her ranking because she really fell away at this stage in 2012.  Schiavone has steadied the ship in the last few months and came from behind in both sets of her first round match to beat Mallory Burdette, 7-5 6-3.  Schiavone leads the head-to-head, but Radwanska has won their last three matches and all handily, in 2011.  Radwanska all the way…

Prediction – Radwanska to beat Schiavone in 2 sets

2. Marcel Granollers v Federico Delbonis (Gstaad, R2)
I wrote a preview for Federer-Brands last week so I thought that I would a pick out a different match and the one between Marcel Granollers and Federico Delbonis should be an interesting one.  Delbonis made the final in Hamburg and beat the defending champion (albeit returning from injury) Thomasz Bellucci in a tight two setter in their first round match.  Granollers upset Lukas Rosol, 6-2 6-4, who has not been playing well of late and lost his last 5 matches on the ATP tour.  I just found out from looking on the ATP tour that Rosol is 28 years old, which I never knew! This will be a first career match-up between Granollers and Delbonis and I fancy that Granollers will be the fresher and stronger of the pair.

Prediction – Granollers to beat Delbonis in 3 sets

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