WTA Birmingham 3rd Round Predictions

Unfortunately no previews… i’m not feeling very well tonight. I’m hoping I will be better for Eastbourne at the weekend :-S

Kerber and Lisicki are both looking good in Brum; Angie toughed out a three setter against Pironkova, who played some superb tennis in the second set of their match. Sabine bagged a new serving record with 27 aces in her straight sets win over Bencic. I’m happy for all the Sabine fans in Birmingham who got to see her win! Genie had another loss… it’s not the losses that are surprising, but the nature of them. Every week seems to be another pretty hefty blow to Genie’s confidence… losing to Suarez Navarro in Rome having had match points, losing to Shvedova in Holland from 4-0 up in third set and today, losing to Mladenovic for the second time this year with a third set bagel. It’s uncomfortable watching Genie slump over the past few months and I hope she gets a kinder draw in Eastbourne and can pick up a win.


WTA Birmingham 3rd Round Predictions

Carla Suarez Navarro d. Svetlana Kuznetsova in 3 sets

Simona Halep d. Klara Koukalova in 2 sets

Angelique Kerber d. Jelena Jankovic in 2 sets (1 tight, 1 easy)

Sabine Lisicki d. Magdalena Rybarikova in 2 tight sets

Christina McHale d. Katerina Siniakova in 3 sets

Barbora Strycova d. Kristina Mladenovic in 3 sets

Daniela Hantuchova d. Michelle Larcher de Brito in 2 tight sets

10 thoughts on “WTA Birmingham 3rd Round Predictions

  1. Get well soon, James! Although I don’t like Genie that much, it is hard to watch her matches, you’re very right with that!

    Kuz d. CSN
    Halep d. Koukalova
    Kerber d.Jankovic
    Lisicki d. Rybarikova
    Siniakova d. McHale
    Strycova d. Mlad
    Hantuchova d. MLdB (about this I’m really not sure)


  2. Hope your feeling better James before Eastbourne,also I hope the rain stays away:)
    I feel Sveta can defeat CSN,to me she is a better grass court player.


    • Sveta SHOULD be a good grass court player. Lord knows why she has such terrible results on grass though. I’d love to see her make a good run here though.

      Hope you feel better soon James!


      • Andrew,Sveta would have to be one of the finest athletes on the womens tour,I know she is in the twilight of her career now,in saying that to me should have had more GS titles to her name.If has been hard over the years to be a fan of Svets,to me in ways she really has never reached her true potential.


      • You aren’t alone, I think based on raw skill she’s the second most talented player on tour (behind Serena) and possibly the third best of the last few decades (behind Henin also). Roger Federer has stated a few times that she’s his favourite women’s player and he rarely has anything positive to say about the wta.
        I don’t really understand why she stopped playing doubles. I think if anything she should increase her schedule in doubles and only play the slams, mandatory and a few premier 5 events in singles.


  3. Bouchard isn’t slumping , just look at her record . She did great in the slams that’s it. You guys acting like she goes deep in other tournaments. I don’t see a big differences in her game from now and then. This girl benefited from easy draws. Now that a lot of young players have raised their game doubt she will go far at Wimbledon. After the US Open her ranking will be back where they belong in the low 30s.


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