Moscow, Luxembourg 2014 – day 4

Before you read my predictions, you can see this beautiful pictures! 🙂

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This is the place where top 8 WTA players will fight to win YEC in Singapore. Serena, Maria, Petra, Simona, Eugenie, Agnieszka, Caroline and Ana will fight for the trophy! 🙂

But now…prediction! 😀

Note: My predictions for Moscow and Luxembourg will be shorter that usual because I’m saving my energy to write more detailed predictions about YEC in Singapore. 🙂

~Alison Riske vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Both were very good in their 1st round matches. Riske beaten Kasatkina and Anastasia beaten Konjuh. This will be an hard-hitting battle. Both players love to go for their shots and to play aggressive. Alison won her first WTA title last week so I believe she’ll win this match. However, Pavs is playing in her home country so we shouldn’t write her off yet.

Prediction: Riske in 3 tight sets

 

~Tsvetana Pironkova vs Aleksandra Krunic

Great performances by both in their 1st round matches. Pironkova beaten Kovinic and Krunic beaten Garcia. If you want to beat player like Aleksandra, you have to be powerful and patient.Tsvetana can be patient but her forehand is very weak. However, her backhand is pretty much powerful. I think that Krunic will win this match, she was born and she lived in Moscow for a long time so it’s basically her home country. If she’s playing patient and with lot of variations, she can beat giant-killer Pironkova.

Prediction: Krunic in 2 tight sets

 

~Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova vs Johanna Larsson

Both played amazing in their matches at Luxembourg. Barbora didn’t drop a set on her road to the QFs, but Larsson showed heart of the lion. She won 3 matches in qualies and 2 in main draw. She saved 2 match points in her match against Hercog. Johanna have a good topspin forehand, but her weak backhand always let her down. Barbora have an all-round game and it’s very interesting to watch her play when she’s on. Johanna will may be tired, so I think Barbora won’t have a lot of problems here.

Prediction: Zahlavova-Strycova in 2 sets

 

Other predictions:

~Moscow

Mladenovic df. Siniakova in 3 sets

Cibulkova df. Diatchenko in 3 tight sets

~Luxembourg

Beck df. Mayr-Achleitner in 2 sets

Barthel df. Bertens in 2 sets

*Lisicki-Allertova match isn’t over yet so I’ll do predictions for both cases( If Lisicki wins and if Allertova wins)

Lisicki df. Lepchenko in 3 sets or Lepchenko df. Allertova in 2 tight sets

Tomorrow I’ll take a break so…See you all at Friday! 🙂

 

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