Wednesday, 2 May 2012

WTA Estoril quarter-final predictions

WTA Estoril QF:
Day 3 round-up: My tip for the title, Anabel Medina Garrigues wasted a match point in a second round loss to Silvia Soler Espinosa.  Maria Kirilenko threw away a 5-1 third set lead to Karin Knapp and was joined on the loser's bench by Zheng Jie and Polona Hercog.
QF Predictions:
Roberta Vinci to beat Nadia Petrova in 3 sets
Kaia Kanepi to beat Petra Cetkovska in 2 tight sets
Carla Suarez Navarro to beat Silvia Soler Espinosa in 3 sets
Galina Voskoboeva to beat Karin Knapp in 2 sets

WTA Budapest QF:
Day 3 round-up: Two seeds were knocked out with Ksenia Pervak and Klara Zakopalova both beaten in straight sets by inspired opponents.  Errani surprisingly lost a set on clay to Melinda Czink, as did Aleksandra Wozniak who won in the most baffling of scorelines, 6-7 6-0 6-0 against Alexandra Cadantu.
QF Predictions:
Sara Errani to beat Alberta Brianti in 2 sets
Aleksandra Wozniak to beat Anna Tatishvili in 2 sets
Barbara Zahlavova Strycova to beat Marina Erakovic in 3 sets
Petra Martic to bea Elena Vesnina in 2 tight sets

In the ATP tournaments, the biggest surprise came in Munich where Tommy Haas shocked the number one seed, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 6-1 6-4.  I predicted he would go out in the quarter-finals, but I am still see surprised to see the nature of this loss.

You can view all my original predictions for the tournaments in Estoril (WTA), Estoril (ATP), Budapest and Munich.

Most players are now flocking to the blue clay courts of Madrid.  The women's draw is released on Friday and will be followed by my preview for the tournament on Saturday!

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