Sydney Scores – 18 / 27 (67%)
WTA Sydney Final Prediction
Day 6 – 0/1
Radwanska d. Konta in 3 sets
WTA Sydney Final Poll for Friday
WTA Sydney SF Predictions for Thursday
Day 5 – 1/2
Bouchard d. Konta in 3 sets – Struggling with this one, both have similar games and their last match at Wimbledon was a lopsided three set affair. If Bouchard can keep improving as she has done all week then I think she could rush Konta into errors.
Radwanska d. Strycova in 2 sets – Radwanska has won all six previous meetings although their last two in 2016 both went the distance with Strycova coming very close to the win in Tokyo last year. On this occasion, I think Strycova will do well to back up her brutal 3h20 win over Wozniacki.
WTA Sydney SF Polls for Thursday
WTA Sydney QF Predictions for Wednesday
Day 4 – 2/4
Konta d. Kasatkina in 2 sets – So chuffed for Kasatkina to get that big win today against Kerber! To follow it up against Konta will be a tough ask. Konta is serving well and hitting aggressively. Kasatkina will likely need to play a very positive match.
Pavlyuchenkova d. Bouchard in 3 sets – First time match-up and a toss-up, could see it going either way. Bouchard’s had a good week but i’m naturally tending towards Pavs as i’m still a little wary about Bouchard backing up good results.
Wozniacki d. Strycova in 3 sets – Strycova’s had another great start to the year and has had previous success against Wozniacki. The Dane’s looked good in Sydney so far and has the edge for me. Again, focus is key for Wozniacki.
Radwanska d. Duan in 2 sets – A rematch from Shenzhen last week where Radwanska saved three match points to prevail. Duan’s had a great start to the year and she has won five matches in Sydney. I’m still not convinced by Radwanska but I think she will better prepared this time for an in-form Duan.
WTA Sydney QF Polls for Wednesday
WTA Sydney R2 Predictions for Tuesday
Day 3 – 5/8
Kerber d. Kasatkina in 3 sets – Preview
Konta d. Gavrilova in 2 sets – Gavrilova can make life awkward but I think Konta will tough this out in two tight sets.
Cibulkova d. Bouchard in 2 sets – Bouchard has won three of their last four matches on tour including two in 2016 but my instinct is that Cibulkova will prevail quite comfortably.
Radwanska d. McHale in 2 sets – A few question marks around Radwanska after her disappointing loss in Shenzhen to Alison Riske and playing with a new racquet. McHale has previously been a very comfortable opponent and Radwanska hasn’t dropped more than three games in any of the eight sets they have played. I was tempted to put three sets but stuck with two.
Kuznetsova d. Pavlyuchenkova in 3 sets – A toss-up, gone for three sets although only one of their six meetings has gone the distance. Kuznetsova has won their last two in straights and has been playing the more convincing tennis of late although Pavs did have a good win over Stosur on Monday.
Wozniacki d. Putintseva in 3 sets – Now this is an interesting one! Putintseva won their last match-up at the Australian Open last year, 1-6 7-6(3) 6-4. I do enjoy watching Putintseva and her intensity on court but Wozniacki is playing at a much higher level than a year ago. I was impressed with how she kept a level head against Puig in the third set and wasn’t overrawed by her opponent’s flashiness. I think Wozniacki will be relishing the chance to play Putintseva again and while I do think it could be a close one, I think if Wozniacki can maintain her focus this time round then she’ll get the win.
Duan d. Vandeweghe in 3 sets – Vandeweghe has started the year very well but I quite like Duan here who has also started with promise.
Strycova d. Vinci in 3 sets – Muddled with this one between the head-to-head and my instinct! I liked Vinci before I saw the head-to-head as Strycova has won their last three matches on tour.
WTA Sydney R2 Polls for Tuesday
WTA Sydney R1 Predictions for Monday
Day 2 – 8/9
Pavlyuchenkova d. Stosur in 3 sets – Head-to-head is close although Stosur has won their two previous matches on hard court. Stosur looked really sharp against Muguruza in Brisbane but she always makes me nervous playing in Australia based on past form.
Wozniacki d. Puig in 3 sets – Again i’m 50-50 on this one. Wozniacki looked decent in Auckland but when she comes under pressure from a big hitter, she often becomes passive and retreats. The loss to Goerges will have been a tough one to take. Wozniacki is the safer pick but Puig is certainly capable of the upset win.
Cibulkova d. Siegemund in 2 sets – The pair played a three setter in Wuhan and while I wouldn’t be surprised if this went the distance too as both players are still finding their feet, i’ll take Cibulkova in straights.
Gavrilova d. Vekic in 2 sets – Gavrilova didn’t get off to the most convincing start in singles at the Hopman Cup but did seem to improve with each match. Vekic hits big, often without much margin. I’ll stick with Gavrilova.
Konta d. Rodionova in 2 sets – Konta for the win.
Vesnina d. Vandeweghe in 3 sets – This could be a real battle. Vandeweghe won three of her four singles matches at the Hopman Cup and was serving especially well. The tables have turned for Vesnina as she’s now a seed with everyone nipping at her heels as opposed to being the challenger coming against higher ranked opposition. I fancy Vesnina to pull through as the fresher of the two.
Vinci d. Sakkari in 2 sets – I like Sakkari and she’s a real fighter. Vinci started strongly in Brisbane so going for the Italian in two with at least one tight set.
Makarova d. Strycova in 3 sets – Interesting match-up, Strycova had the better first week but I think I read she wasn’t 100% in her quarter-final loss. Makarova didn’t make a great start in singles but I think she will come back stronger in this match.
McHale d. Bondarenko in 2 sets – First time match-up between the pair who both came through qualifying. Instinct (which has been terrible so far this year haha) is with McHale who sailed through her three qualifying matches.
Duan d. Falconi in 3 sets – Not much to add, Duan’s a huge hitter while Falconi plays with a lot more variety. Duan just…
WTA Sydney R1 Polls for Monday
WTA Sydney R1 Predictions for Sunday
Day 1 – 2/3
Kuznetsova d. Begu in 2 sets – First ever match up on hard court with their three previous matches on clay. I was impressed with Kuznetsova’s start to the season in Brisbane, while I thought Begu was struggling physically in the conditions during a first round loss to Daria Kasatkina. As I wrote in my Brisbane preview, Kuznetsova has been very secure in her opening matches of tournaments. I’m going for Sveta…
Zhang d. Bouchard in 2 sets – Zhang started well in Brisbane, just coming up short against Dominika Cibulkova in a third set in the second round of Brisbane. Bouchard spoke about not really being ready for the new year after losing in three to Rogers. I really like the way Zhang is playing at the moment.
Bencic d. Putintseva in 3 sets – My goal on Sunday is to wake up for this match because it could be a ball. Bencic took a MTO in her last singles match at the Hopman Cup for a foot complaint. I really think this one could go either way.
Kasatkina d. Babos in 2 sets – I was annoyed at myself for going against Kasatkina in her first match in Brisbane. Babos is the type of player that can cause Kasatkina problems but i’m impressed with the way she has begun 2017 with a touch more aggression and intent.
WTA Sydney R1 Poll for Sunday
WTA Sydney WWW Poll
WTA Sydney Full Draw Predictions
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