Wimbledon 2017: July 3rd Ladies’ Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD

CENTRE COURT (1 p.m. start)

[11] Petra Kvitova (CZE) vs Johanna Larsson(SWE) – Kvitova’s 2 Wimbledon titles and tune-up victory make her an obvious contender.  Her recovery from a gruesome attack make her a player for whom it will be easy to root.  Does this add up to a deep run or title?

NO.1 COURT

[10] Venus Williams (USA) vs Elise Mertens (BEL) – I don’t know what Venus Williams’ mindset will be for this match of for this event.

[6] Johanna Konta (GBR) vs Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) – I like Konta to do well at this event so long as the home court pressure is not too heavy.

NO.2 COURT (11:30 a.m. start)

[2] Simona Halep (ROU) vs [Q] Marina Erakovic (NZL) – Halep’s mobility can pay big dividdends on grass.
[WC] Heather Watson (GBR) vs Maryna Zanevska (BEL)

NO.3 COURT

[4] Elina Svitolina (UKR) vs Ashleigh Barty (AUS)

[13] Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) vs Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) – Will a Grand Slam hangover lead to a 1st round upset?  I don’t think so, but it has happened in the past.

COURT 12

 [17] Madison Keys (USA) vs Nao Hibino (JPN)

[8] Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) vs Andrea Petkovic (GER) – I am not sold on this upset by any means, but I think if the grass is slick, Cibulkova can be overpowered.

COURT 18

[WC] Laura Robson (GBR) vs  Beatriz Haddad Maia(BRA) – Bullish on the Brits

COURT 4

Ying-Ying Duan (CHN) vs Ana Bogdan (ROU)

COURT 5

Madison Brengle (USA) vs Richel Hogenkamp (NED)

Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) vs Shuai Peng (CHN)

COURT 6

[26] Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) vs Carina Witthoeft (GER)

COURT 7

[22] Barbora Strycova (CZE) vs. Veronica Cepede Royg (PAR)

COURT 8

Camila Giorgi (ITA) vs Alizé Cornet (FRA) – Cornet could reach the second week.

Donna Vekic (CRO) vs Natalia Vikhlyantseva (RUS)

COURT 9

Naomi Osaka (JPN) vs Sara Sorribes Tormo(ESP)

[21] Caroline Garcia (FRA) vs Jana Cepelova (SVK)

COURT 11

Francesca Schiavone (ITA) vs Mandy Minella (LUX)

Kurumi Nara (JPN) vs [Q] Francoise Abanda (CAN)

COURT 14

Naomi Broady (GBR) vs  Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) – Bullishness has its limits, but this is a 50-50 type match.

[27] Ana Konjuh (CRO) vs [PR] Sabine Lisicki (GER) – This is the match of the day.  I have no idea who Lisicki is feeling physically, but I think on grass she is quite dangerous.

COURT 15

Irina Khromacheva (RUS) vs [Q] Aryna Sabalenka(BLR)

Katerina Siniakova (CZE) vs Maria Sakkari (GRE)

Jennifer Brady(USA) vs Danka Kovinic (MNE)

COURT 16

[31] Roberta Vinci (ITA) vs Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) – If, and it is a big if, Pliskova serves well, she can spring the upset.

[15] Elena Vesnina (RUS) vs [Q] Anna Blinkova (RUS)

COURT 17

Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) vs Qiang Wang (CHN)

[18] Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) vs Yulia Putintseva(KAZ)

TO BE ARRANGED

NOT BEFORE: 5:00PM
Victoria Azarenka (BLR) vs Catherine Bellis (USA)

NOT BEFORE: 5:00PM
[25]
 Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) vs Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) – Conchita Martinez’ 1994 Wimbledon title should give CSN some confidence while Martginez gives good advice to her new charge.

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