WTA Luxembourg 2017 – Predictions & Polls

Luxembourg Scores – 11 / 27 (41%)

WTA Luxembourg Final Poll for Saturday

WTA Luxembourg Final Prediction for Saturday

Day 6 – 0/1

Puig d. Witthoeft in 2 setsThoughts in Friday’s Set Points post

WTA Luxembourg SF Polls for Friday

WTA Luxembourg SF Predictions for Friday

Day 5 – 1/2

Thoughts about both SFs in Thursday’s Set Points post

Witthoeft d. Parmentier in 3 sets

Mertens d. Puig in 3 sets

WTA Luxembourg QF Predictions for Thursday

Day 4 – 3/4

Larsson d. Parmentier in 2 sets – Great win for Larsson over Haddad Maia, dropping serve just once and rallying from a set down and three points from defeat. Parmentier has won five matches this week, having coming through qualifying. Larsson beat Parmentier last year in Lux. and instinct (haha) is going for Larsson to win again.

Witthoeft d. Bertens in 3 sets – Bertens is a good player (I know i’ve been going against her every round πŸ˜‚) but confidence is huge for her and even with two wins this week, it’s still been a barren run of recent form. Witthoeft has the strokes there, but hasn’t quite managed to put it altogether and mentally can waver. I’ll take the risk with Witthoeft.

Puig d. Broady in 3 sets – A great week for both and serving has been a key factor in that. As both have had generally inconsistent years, it makes me nervous to suggest a winner! I’ll go for Puig as she managed to back up her first round upset of Kerber. Puig leads the head-to-head, 2-0.

Mertens d. Watson in 3 sets – Happy to see Watson have a good run to end the year. She’s much better than her current ranking and i’m impressed how she closed out the win over Kontaveit. Mertens has been consistently impressive all year. Not clear cut on this one as Watson has served extremely well in her first two matches.

WTA Luxembourg R2 Predictions for Wednesday

Day 3 – 3/5

Mertens d. Brengle in 2 sets – A similar type of match-up i’d guess for Mertens to her first rounder against Sorribes Tormo. It will mostly come down to Mertens – going for the Belgian player on this quick court.

Haddad Maia d. Larsson in 2 sets – BHM was super impressive in her first round win over Flipkens. Serve could be key in this one. BHM won their only previous match on clay in Bol earlier this year, 7-6(3) 6-1.

Petkovic d. Bertens in 2 sets – Petkovic leads the head-to-head, 3-0 and won very recently in Beijing with a fine display. Definitely going for Petko after she saved three match points to beat Martic in a great match. Confidence should be high after that one.

Kontaveit d. Watson in 3 sets – Not a clue with this one after both scored straight sets wins in the first round which were a tad unexpected. 1-1 in the head-to-head. I’d go for Kontaveit on the faster court.

Witthoeft d. Rodina in 3 sets – Seen some good stuff from Witthoeft over the past few years but not really seeing that reflected in her ranking. Another toss-up for me.

Parmentier d. Cepede Royg in 2 sets – Four wins in a row for PP, i’ll go for five.

WTA Luxembourg R1 Poll for Tuesday

WTA Luxembourg R1 Predictions for Tuesday

Day 2 – 2/10

Allertova d. Bertens in 3 sets – Allertova’s big breakthrough on tour came in Luxembourg back in 2014. It’s been a rough year for Allertova, but this is an ideal surface for her and Bertens is vulnerable having lost seven of her last eight matches. Bertens leads the head-to-head, 2-0 including a straight sets win in Lux. last year.

Bouchard d. Larsson in 2 sets – Perhaps i’ve lost it but I think Bouchard could nick a win. I thought the one-sided scoreline to Wozniacki in Hong Kong was more about how well the Dane played.

Parmentier d. Niculescu in 2 sets – Niculescu is the defending champion in Lux. – little bit concerned about her health though as she has been struggling with injuries in the fall season. Parmentier will come into this clash with some confidence having qualified and has beaten Niculescu before, a key stat considering how difficult the Romanian player is to play!

Martic d. Petkovic in 3 sets – Nice match-up here. Martic has won all three previous matches, interestingly all three from a set down! Martic hasn’t played since the US Open, while Petkovic has generally been playing better of late. A tough one to call…

Buzarnescu d. Lisicki in 3 sets – I was really impressed with Buzarnescu in Linz and the angles on her backhand were gorgeous to watch. Lisicki has competed well in her few matches this year. I’d have to take Buzarnescu based on her recent matches with Lisicki having been sidelined for a leg injury.

Kerber d. Puig in 2 setsThoughts in Monday’s Set Points post

Wickmayer d. Watson in 3 sets – It surprised me to see Wickmayer ranked down at 119. The Belgian player came through three rounds of qualifying and i’d actually give her the nod in this match. Watson has sadly been unable to build on her grass-court form although she has dealt with some injuries over this time.

Van Uytvanck d. Tomljanovic in 2 sets – Still not entirely convinced about Tomjanovic’s shoulder. AVU won a title indoors in Quebec City earlier this year.

Fett d. Rodina in 2 sets – Fett has successfully qualified for her last four WTA tournaments and racked up 14 wins along the way.

Maria d. Broady in 2 sets – I think Maria will be too smart with her variety. Maria leads the head-to-head, 2-0.

WTA Luxembourg R1 Predictions for Monday

Day 1 – 2/5

Cepelova d. Kontaveit in 3 sets – Really would like to see Kontaveit end the year on a high, but I think her confidence and energy is low right now. Since reaching the final of Gstaad, Kontaveit has won just one of nine matches.

Mertens d. Sorribes Tormo in 2 sets – SST won their only previous match in an ITF tournament three years ago and can be difficult to put away. I’ll go for the improving Mertens in two tight sets.

Cirstea d. Cepede Royg in 2 sets – Cirstea has had a neat end to the year and just seemed to run out of steam in her quarter-final in Linz. VCR has lost her last three matches on tour.

Flipkens d Haddad Maia in 3 sets – On the fence with this one, I think Lux. is pretty quick and should suit Flipkens, who missed a match point against Bencic last week in Linz. BHM is a solid hitter, just wondering if she may be feeling some fatigue from Asia and that Flipkens’s game may cause her some problems.

Lepchenko d. Witthoeft in 3 sets – Lepchenko won their most recent match in Wuhan qualifying, 6-1 7-6(2).

Brengle d. Arruabarrena in 3 sets – I think Brengle will be a tad more consistent and make less mistakes.

Full Draw Predictions

R1
Kerber
Van Uytvanck
Buzarnescu
Maria
Cepelova
Wickmayer
Brengle
Mertens
Flipkens
Bouchard
Parmentier
Cirstea
Lepchenko
Fett
Martic
Allertova

R2
Kerber
Maria
Cepelova
Mertens
Flipkens
Cirstea
Lepchenko
Martic

QF
Kerber
Mertens
Cirstea
Martic

SF
Kerber
Martic

F
Kerber

Export taken from Tennis Draw Challenge predictions

All correct predictions are coloured in GREEN and all incorrect predictions are coloured in RED

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