Serena Williams vs Jelena Jankovic
Serena Williams plays against the only player(besides her sister Venus) who has beaten her more than 3 times. Jelena knows how to play against Williams, but will it be enough? Serena will attack Jelena’s serve at every opportunity. However, Jankovic’ serve is know much better. If Jelena can hit a lot of first serves in, counter Serena’s attacks and attack her second serves, I believe that Jankovic have a chance. But we’ll see if she is strong enough. I think she is.
Prediction: Jankovic in 3 sets
Maria Sharapova vs Simona Halep
In her last couple of matches, Sharapova made a thousands of unforced errors. I don’t know how she managed to beat Keys and Pavlyuchenkova. However, Halep was very solid in her last two matches. If Sharapova can’t attack with consistency, she’ll have a problem. Halep is really quick around the court and Maria will need to hit lot of balls in. Halep will wait for her chances to attack. Maria’s fighting spirit will help her to win one set, but Halep will win this match.
Prediction: Halep in 3 sets
Agnieszka Radwanska vs Caroline Wozniacki
This match should be interesting because it’s not an hard-hitting battle…This is Aga-Caro battle. I think that this match will be full of long points, trick shots, points at the net and good angles. Caroline will be the one is more aggressive. This will be good indication to see if Caro is back. Caro was impressive in her victory over Kerber, even thought there were lot of moonball rallies. This will be very close match, but Caroline will win.
Prediction: Wozniacki in 3 tight sets
Ana Ivanovic vs Elina Svitolina
After the draw for this tournament was released, everyone would say that Ana have tough draw. However, Eugenie Bouchard, Petra Kvitova and Carla Suarez Navarro lost before QFs. It means that the draw is now open for Ana Ivanovic, but Elina is not an easy opponent. Ana will need to play patient, aggressive and calm. Svitolina used forehand slice against Kvitova to defend herself. It worked very well against impatient Czech, but will it work against Ana? If Ivanovic is on her normal level, I don’t see how Elina can extend her run in Cincinnati.
Prediction: Ivanovic in 2 sets ( one tight, one easy)