Day 3 predictions for WTA Ostrava including Swatek vs Tomljanovic

It’s Wednesday’s box office at the WTA Ostrava Open as many of the leading lights in the WTA Tour title should be a great day for tennis. As always, here at LWOT we’ll give our predictions for every game on the roster, but who will book their places in the quarter-finals?

WTA Ostrava Predictions Day 3

Barbora Krejsikova vs Shelby Rogers

face to face: first meeting

Barbora Krejsikova won her first Tallinn Open last weekend, her first WTA title in a season plagued by injuries. Her record in singles competitions this year (21-14) is weak compared to her record in doubles (23-5). It was Shelby Rogers’ form two months ago that made her a favorite in this match after reaching the 30th world high after reaching the final in San Diego. The American was extravagant and very prone to error in her back-to-back defeat to Jesalin Bonaventure in Tallinn. Meanwhile, Krejcikova is on high alert. The way she was able to subdue the party Estonian crowd into near silence against Kontaveit suggests that she may have turned the corner on the singles.

Prediction: Krejcikova at 2
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Carolina Muchova – Beatrice Haddad Maya

face to face: first meeting

Karolina Muchova’s return from injury gained some momentum in Tallinn, as she reached her first quarter-final of the season before being bowed to by powerhouse Kaia Kanepi. It also made the biggest jump in the rankings, moving up 35 places to enter the top 200. And she’ll have productive days next season if her body holds up. Injuries have disrupted her 2022 season, limiting her to just 16 tour-level matches.

Its draws will be tougher between now and the start of next season due to its low rating. The Czech will not get any kind of relief as she faces Beatrice blacksmith Maya on home soil. The Brazilian left-hander put in place an impressive campaign that culminated in the high professional rankings No. 15. Mochova is a special talent with the ability to mix things up and make life problematic for a Brazilian. But can she withstand the strength and fortitude of Maya’s mourning? is unlikely.

Prediction: Mourning Maya in 3
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Ajla Tomljanovic x Ajla Tomljanovic

face to face: Swiatek 2-0 Tomljanovic

Nobody has been more dominant this season than Iga Swiatek. But if recent history is anything to go by, Swiatek could be vulnerable at this time of year, likely more so after her big efforts in 2022. Ajla Tomljanovic, for her part, is planning a rapid increase on the WTA Tour. She is on the verge of securing a championship spot at next year’s Australian Open if she can finish the season with a few more wins.

The Australian was one of the standout players at this year’s US Open as she reached the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam tournament for the second time in a row. It is excellently suited to score another great scalp if it maintains the look it has shown in the last month or so. However, Swiatek has had enough rest time and maybe she will finally play her best tennis.

Prediction: Swiatek at 3
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Elena Rybakina vs. Alexandra Sasnovich

face to face: Rybakina 2-0 Sasnovic

Elena Rybakina had a disappointing fall. The sudden exit from the first round at the US Open was soon followed by a severe defeat in the Portoroz final against Katerina Siniakova. She was able to get back into winning ways in Ostrava, and took a confidence-boosting win over Madison Keys in the first round. For her part, Sasnovich also pulled off a big win on Tuesday after defeating Jelena Ostapenko 6-2, 6-2. The Belarusian is excellent at grasping speed and taking time away from her opponents. However, she can’t match Rybakina’s explosiveness and shot weight, and that could be the difference maker.

Prediction: Rybakina at 2
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Paula Padusa vs Petra Kvitova

face to face: Badusa 1-1 Kvitova

Paula Padusa is the second seed in Ostrava, but she doesn’t look like the kind of player who was ruthless during the tour in the first few weeks of the season. The Spaniard didn’t even participate in the talk of qualifying for the end-of-season tournaments because she is 12th in the WTA race. Meanwhile, Petra Kvitova plays this event at home for only the second time. The Czech veteran is the most decorated indoor hardcourt player on the 28-man stadium this week, opening her 2022 campaign with a three-set victory over fellow Southpau Bernarda Pera. Padusa is going through a terrible career, winning once in six matches. And in the face of Kvitova assigned to the area, another hit is on the cards.

Prediction: Kvitova at 2

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