WTA Oeiras Semi-Final Predictions: Pavlyuchenkova-Oprandi, Kanepi-Suarez Navarro

1. Romina Oprandi v Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova The real surprise package of this week has been Romina Oprandi, who tore past a lacklustre, Svetlana Kuznetsova to post a 6-2 6-2 quarter-final victory.  She takes on another Russian tomorrow, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova who edged past Elena Vesnina in a third set tiebreak, 6-3 6-7(3) 7-6(3).  Vesnina…

WTA Seoul: Final Preview

Caroline Wozniacki will take on Kaia Kanepi in tomorrow’s final in Seoul.  This is a big match for Wozniacki, who has yet to win a title all year, but has been building confidence match-by match this week.  She beat Ekaterina Makarova, 6-1 5-7 6-4 for a place in the final, meanwhile Kanepi was also forced…

WTA Seoul: Semi-Final Predictions

Caroline Wozniacki I cannot ignore Laura Robson‘s exploits in Guangzhou where she has reached the final recording wins over Zheng Jie, Peng Shuai and Sorana Cirstea along the way.  It really is a great effort from Laura, who takes on Hsieh Su-Wei in the final and I fancy her to nab her first ever WTA…

Terrific Kanepi claims title in Brisbane

Kaia Kanepi capped off a fine week in Brisbane with a comprehensive victory over Daniela Hantuchova in the final, 6-2 6-1.  Kanepi, the world number 34 dominated a one-sided encounter with her thumping groundstrokes and solid serve, which was too consistent for Hantuchova to impose herself on this final.  It is interesting to note that…