Toronto Scores – 31 / 47 (66%)
WTA Toronto Final Prediction for Sunday
Day 7 – 0/1
Wozniacki d. Svitolina in 3 sets
WTA Toronto Final Poll for Sunday
WTA Toronto SF Predictions for Saturday
Day 6 – 1/2
Wozniacki d. Stephens in 2 sets – Thoughts in Saturday’s Set Points post
Halep d. Svitolina in 3 sets – Halep has been motoring through the tournament, while Svitolina had to battle hard in a pretty ropey quarter-final against Muguruza. Credit to the Ukrainian player who played well at the end of the 3rd set with improving depth. This is a Roland Garros rematch after Svitolina missed a match point in a dramatic quarter-final – Halep won, 3-6 7-6(6) 6-0. I’m not too concerned about the mental baggage for Svitolina as she is one of the most resilient players on tour. Still, I think the matches in DC will have helped Halep overall and I think she’s the stronger player in this match-up.
WTA Toronto SF Poll for Saturday
WTA Toronto QF Predictions for Friday
Day 5 – 2/3
Wozniacki d. Pliskova in 3 sets – I was lucky enough to watch their most recent match live in the final of Eastbourne. While Pliskova won, 6-4 6-4, there wasn’t a great deal to separate the pair with Wozniacki just throwing in two poor service games and not able to convert on BP opportunities. Pliskova leads the H2H this year, 2-1 with both her wins coming in finals. On hard courts and playing super solid, i’m leaning towards Woz.
Muguruza d. Svitolina in 3 sets – A toss-up for me, the pair are tied at 3-3 in their H2H. I liked Muguruza’s positive body language in her last match and she seems tuned in here mentally. I’d take Mugs with a good performance, anything less and Svitolina will sweep to the win.
Halep d. Garcia in 3 sets – I’m loving this new reliable CarGar! With confidence who knows? I’m staying safe though and with Halep where I think conditions are almost perfect for her game.
WTA Toronto R3 Predictions for Thursday
Day 4 – 3/6
Pliskova d. Osaka in 2 sets – Thrilled to see Osaka make it this far after coming through qualifying. Pliskova will be a huge step up for her and being able to match the Czech player’s consistency. Going for Pliskova in two tight sets. The pair have never played each other before.
Wozniacki d. Radwanska in 3 sets – A toss-up and should be a good one since both have looked in decent form in Toronto, notably Radwanska who has cruised through her first two matches. This is a stark difference for much of the year where she hasn’t looked on it – I think it’s key that she has battled injuries and illnesses and it’s a positive sign that she is feeling better. Woz leads the H2H, 10-6. I’d probably still stick with Woz as Radwanska has not really put herself in these types of situations in the high calibre match-ups so far this year.
Kerber d. Stephens in 2 sets – So impressed with the improvement that Stephens has shown just in three tournaments. This has actually been a good match-up for the American. On this occasion, I quite like Kerber to make a deep run. Being out of spotlight is only going to help her IMO.
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Muguruza d. Barty in 2 sets – Barty beat Muguruza earlier this year in Brum on Barty’s best surface. I guess grass is a good surface for Muguruza after Wimby, even if she has been hesitant to admit it in the past. I think both are highly capable at adapting to different surfaces. A feeling that Muguruza will be stronger this time round.
Bellis d. Garcia in 3 sets – Toughest match to pick a winner for. While it’s an all unseeded match-up, both are legit and have been in superb form over the past few months. While Garcia is dealing with the pressure moments much more efficiently than in past, I think Bellis is a big-time player and the slower courts (although they look faster than the first day) might give her more chances to extend the rallies.
Halep d. Strycova in 2 sets – I like Halep’s draw, Strycova will have to play a great match to disrupt Halep’s rhythm. Going for Simona in straights.
WTA Toronto R3 Polls for Thursday
WTA Toronto R2 Predictions for Wednesday
Day 3 – 10/12
Muguruza d. Flipkens in 2 sets – Muguruza leads the H2H, 3-2 and is 3-0 on hard courts with three straight set wins. Muguruza won convincingly earlier this year in Indian Wells and I would fancy another straight sets win here.
Pliskova d. Pavlyuchenkova in 3 sets – Pliskova has owned this H2H with four straight set wins and having never dropped more than four games in any set they’ve played. This feels like Pavs best chance to get more than four games in a set! The Russian player was superb in dispatching Cornet on Tuesday and Pliskova is playing her first singles match since Wimby. Still favouring Pliskova though with the H2H.
V.Williams d. Siniakova in 2 sets – Siniakova is riding a six match winning streak after Bastad. This is one of those matches where I feel that Venus’s superior experience and mentality will prevail.
Halep d. Rybarikova in 3 sets – While they haven’t played for almost three years, Rybarikova leads the H2H, 2-0 in completed matches. It will likely take Halep some time to adjust her game. A tricky opener.
Kerber d. Vekic in 3 sets – Not an easy match for Kerber. Vekic is playing with plenty of confidence right now. I think I read that Kerber had been troubled by an elbow injury since Wimby so it will be interesting to see if this is a factor at all.
Bellis d. Kuznetsova in 3 sets – I’ll be bold
stupid and go for the upset. It’s worth noting that Kuznetsova hasn’t lost her first match at a tournament since Eastbourne in 2016. It’s been a long break since Wimby though and Bellis is playing some super tennis after reaching the semis of Stanford. I think Kuznetsova has the much more accomplished game, yet Bellis’s tenacity could be key.
Radwanska d. Babos in 2 sets – A great opportunity for one of these two to reach the third round after disappointing seasons. I was impressed with Radwanska vs. Vandeweghe and i’d expect if she can keep things solid again, she won’t be troubled.
Konta d. Makarova in 3 sets – Tough one for Konta, winning the D.C. title seems to have set Makarova free after a thumping 6-1 6-3 win over Peng. Konta’s won all four previous matches though and i’d still take the Brit to rise to the early challenge.
Kvitova d. Stephens in 3 sets – Would you believe that they have never played before! This could be a mess but should be fun nonetheless. I’m pleased to see Stephens already showing improvements from her first singles match back at Wimby.
Garcia d. Lepchenko in 2 sets – Both players had wild three set wins in the first round. I think Garcia is the better player and will drive off the confidence of eventually getting the win against Cirstea yesterday.
Barty d. Vesnina in 3 sets – A toss-up for me, toughest match of the day to make a pick either way.
Osaka d. Sevastova in 3 sets – Taken a bit of a risk here, Sevastova is the much safer pick! If Osaka can maintain some form of consistency in her play then I think her power could overwhelm Sevastova, who has these matches here and there where she does not look secure at all.
WTA Toronto R2 Polls for Wednesday
WTA Toronto R2 Predictions for Tuesday
Day 2 – 2/3
Wozniacki d. Alexandrova in 2 sets – Alexandrova has some big weapons that can certainly trouble Wozniacki. Going for Woz in 2 based on the court speed although expecting at least a tight set in there.
Svitolina d. Kasatkina in 3 sets – I still think Kasatkina needs more matches to shake off the ankle injury. I’d fancy her to get a set but Svitolina’s consistency and more sustained aggression (based on last few months) to see her through.
Gavrilova d. Strycova in 3 sets – A late night match… all the ingredients for a drama-fest! I was hoping to write a full preview for this match but ran out of time. Surprisingly, they have never played before. It’s a bit of a toss-up and i’m going on feelings again… liking Dasha for the win. Both tend to lose their focus and concentration so would fancy a three setter.
WTA Toronto R1 Predictions for Tuesday
Day 2 – 4/9
Bellis d. Goerges in 3 sets – Goerges won their last match handily, 6-1 6-1 in Mallorca. Since this is the WTA, I would not be surprised if Bellis were to turn the tables. I think the slower courts may suit Bellis and Goerges had a gruelling week in D.C. which ended with a rather brutal loss in the final.
Vekic d. Bouchard in 3 sets – On the fence with this one, wondering whether the crowd will help/hinder Bouchard. Vekic’s form has been more than decent in the last month or two.
Vandeweghe d. Radwanska in 3 sets – I’ve read on Twitter that Radwanska is apparently practising quite well. Chuck in the slow court surface and initial confidence in Vandeweghe winning this match is draining fast! I changed my mind on Petra yesterday after I had this weird feeling she might pull out so i’ll stick with the initial hunch this time.
Andreescu d. Babos in 3 sets – The break could have done Babos good who is currently riding a nine match losing streak. Andreescu produced two great wins in Washington. It will be interesting to see whether she can use the crowd to her advantage.
Cirstea d. Garcia in 3 sets – A match that I feel Garcia should win, but Cirstea is a really gutsy competitor. A bit of a toss-up, going with my instinct that Cirstea might sneak this one out.
Peng d. Makarova in 2 sets – Both have won titles and are riding winning streaks. I’d favour Peng with Makarova getting just a day off after D.C. and conditions seemingly quite a bit different between the two tournaments. Peng won their only previous match at IW in 2010, 6-1 2-6 6-4.
Pavlyuchenkova d. Cornet in 2 sets – Pavs has won all five previous meetings, favouring the Russian player again who looked strong in her first match in Stanford.
Barty d. Dodin in 3 sets – A bit of a toss-up, admired how Dodin battled in D.C. to reach the semi-finals. Barty has had two qualifying matches to get into the swing of things after Wimby.
Riske d. Vesnina in 3 sets – Another toss-up for me, Riske leads the H2H, 2-1.
Rybarikova d. Lucic-Baroni in 2 sets – MLB’s last two losses were both from match point and she seemed to be injured in both. Rybarikova was not all that convincing in qualifying but her game is the ultimate rhythm snapper so I like her here.
WTA Toronto R1 Predictions for Monday
Day 1 – 9/11
Strycova d. Mladenovic in 2 sets – Perhaps i’m reading too much into Mladenovic’s performances in D.C. but i’d give Strycova a good shot at the upset. Mladenovic leads the H2H, 2-1 and Strycova won their last match on hard courts in Doha in 2016, 6-3 6-4.
Ostapenko d. Lepchenko in 3 sets – Lepchenko has game, yet i’d still fancy Ostapenko to win this one, perhaps in three.
Suárez Navarro d. Kvitova in 3 sets – Wondering if there may be a withdrawal here as this match comes with “possible court change”. CSN has won their last four meetings. A tough challenge for Kvitova on this medium-paced hard court.
V.Williams d. Begu in 3 sets – Begu’s been playing better of late and won her home tournament in Bucharest. Perhaps a slow start for Venus but she’s had a consistent year and i’ve been burnt many times this year underestimating the American.
Kasatkina d. Vinci in 2 sets – Wondering if Vinci will be at all affected mentally by recent events. Kasatkina’s only played the two Slams since that nasty ankle injury picked up in Rome. I feel like Kasatkina has the edge if she can play to the level that she is capable of. In the first match back, that’s never a given.
Cibulkova d. Tsurenko in 3 sets – A toss-up for me, Tsurenko won their last match at the US Open in 2016, 3-6 6-3 6-4. The break could have done Domi good. We shall see… there’s a lot of we shall see with these matches as players are back in action for the first time since grass.
Stephens d. Putintseva in 3 sets – I’d give Stephens a shot in this one. The American was struggling with footwork and errors in her first round singles match in D.C. against Halep, but got plenty of match play in doubles where she reached the final with Bouchard. Poots hasn’t played a competitive match in over a month.
Siniakova d. Duque-Mariño in 3 sets – Siniakova’s first match since winning Bastad, a feeling this could be a struggle.
Gavrilova d. Arruabarrena in 2 sets – Arruabarrena won their most recent meeting at Eastbourne, 2-6 6-2 6-3. Still, I feel this is a match that Dasha should win (even with the gap in competitive matches) and Arruabarrena didn’t play so well in Stanford.
Konjuh d. Flipkens in 3 sets – Coin toss, the pair have split their two previous meetings with both going the distance. Flipkens won in Miami, 7-6(4) 6-7(6) 6-2.
Sevastova d. Davis in 2 sets – Davis won their last meeting at Indian Wells earlier this year, 7-5 6-3. I feel the American’s confidence has dipped in recent months though.
Osaka d. Watson in 3 sets – This is one of my favourite match-ups of the day. Again, could see it going either way. I like the fact that Osaka had to come through qualifying and had some matches after Stanford.
Alexandrova d. Vickery in 2 sets – Both didn’t drop a set in qualifying, Alexandrova has the bigger game IMO.
Toronto R1 Polls
Full Draw Predictions
Export taken from Tennis Draw Challenge predictions