I don’t have time to do full previews as i’ve been working on my photos tonight and will be releasing a round-up of Monday’s action soon. Anyway, here are a few quick thoughts about some of tomorrow’s matches. I’m so excited about this order of play. SO EXCITED.
Centre Court Matches
Ekaterina Makarova v Johanna Konta: Konta has had a really solid grass court season and beat Diyas in straight sets in the first round. Makarova comes in cold but is the Bourne-GOAT. I’d fancy a close-ish match. Prediction – Makarova in 2 tight sets.
Eugenie Bouchard v Alison Riske: See preview (Already regretting my prediction)
Belinda Bencic v Madison Keys: See preview above
Jarmila Gajdosova v Caroline Wozniacki: Gajdosova can be one of the best ball strikers out there when’s she firing but it’s often only for short pulses. I don’t think she will have the staying power to threaten Caro. Prediction – Wozniacki in 2 sets
Elina Svitolina v Heather Watson: The crowd really got behind Watson today, but it sounded like (from the reliable source of Twitter) a horrible match. Svitolina is playing her first match on grass this year so could be vulnerable. I’d still back Elina though. Prediction – Svitolina in 3 sets
Court 1 Matches
Caroline Garcia v Andrea Petkovic: For the brief moments I saw of Garcia’s match against Vinci, I was impressed. Petko did not play well in Birmingham in her match against Siniakova and I think she will struggle here. Prediction – Garcia in 2 sets
Sloane Stephens v Carla Suarez Navarro: All these good matches are too much for my brain to cope with! Sloane v Carla! This one i’m on the fence with and i’ve decided I won’t watch it as i’ve seen CSN at RG and Sloane yesterday. Sloane was shaky in closing but i’m going for her in this one. Prediction – Stephens in 2 tight sets
Agnieszka Radwanska v Irina Falconi: Falconi has been playing much better of late but still, even in Aga’s form, it would be a real surprise if she lost this. Prediction – Radwanska in 2 very tight sets.
Lucie Safarova v Dominika Cibulkova: This is obviously my number one match that I want to watch! I’m pleased Domi is back and i’ll get some photos of her tomorrow, but I think/want/hope Lucie should come through. Prediction – Safarova in 2 tight sets
Flavia Pennetta v Svetlana Kuznetsova: Another great match-up! Flav hasn’t played any matches on grass, while i’ve been impressed with Sveta on grass although that’s not difficult since she hadn’t won on this surface for ages. Prediction: Kuznetsova in 2 sets
Bets of the rest
Karolina Pliskova d. Casey Dellacqua in 2 sets *I think Karo will make quarters and still have plenty in the tank*
Tsvetana Pironkova d. Sam Stosur in 3 sets *this should be fun. Stosur 4-0 H2H lead but Pironkova rules grass*
Angelique Kerber d. Coco Vandeweghe in 3 set *Angie may want an early exit before Wimby, I hope she doesn’t overplay and almost would like her to go out!*
Polona Hercog d. Garbine Muguruza in 3 sets *I really need to go to bed, i’m making stupid predictions…This makes no sense to me but my rationale is that I have been impressed by Polona and I still haven’t seen Garbine!*
Barbora Strycova d. Sara Errani in 2 sets *Babs all the way*
Camila Giorgi d. Daria Gavrilova in 3 sets *This could be a DELIGHT*