Eastbourne WTA Quarterfinal Predictions including Kvitova vs Dart

The draw for the quarter-finals at Isbourne was set in the usual WTA fashion with only one of the top 8 players making it to the point. Two surprises, lucky loser Victoria Tomova and finalist Lesia Tsurenko, boosted their chance of making surprise rounds. Berthez, an unbeatable blacksmith Maya on the grass This year she will try to continue to win her third title in a row. Two dangerous, but inconsistent players, Jelena Ostapenko and Camila Giorgi, both work and will always provide exciting tennis. Struggling with form, former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will have the daunting task of facing off against Britain’s only remaining female player, Harriet Dart. All four matches are analyzed and predicted below!

Eastbourne WTA Quarter-Final Predictions

Camila Giorgi vs Victoria Tomova

face to face: first meeting

Tomova took advantage of her opportunity in her first grasscourt event of the year. She lost in the qualifiers but reached the lucky loser as she won her two matches after losing the first set to reach the quarter-finals. Giorgi is a strong and talented player who can often suffer from inconsistency. She’s done really well on grass scoring 5-2 so far, after a poor start to the season.

Tomova has made it through two tough matches as well as qualifying, so her legs will definitely be tested. Giorgi will be a tough match for that, with her tough strength to defend on the surface in which she has historically achieved impressive results. It will be difficult for Tomova to deal with Giorgi and she will use her strength and experience to reach the semi-finals.
Prediction: Giorgi at 2

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Beatrice Haddad Maya – Lesia Tsurenko

face to face: 1-0 Haddad Maya

Mourning Maya had an excellent year, sitting in the top 30, claiming back-to-back grass-court titles in Birmingham and Nottingham. Tsurenko was strong on the grass, although she faced weaker competition overall. She scored a massive win over Elena Rybakina in the second round, fighting through a tight match of three sets. It plays a third consecutive day after consecutive matches of more than two hours each.

Haddad Maya is 12-0 on turf this year including wins over Maria Skari, Petra Kvitova and Simona Halep. Fatigue is a concern, but last week’s Birmingham final was interrupted by retirement, and she won her second-round match in dominant style in just over an hour. There is no reason to compete against Blacksmith Maya in her current form, and she will continue her impressive career.
Prediction: Mourning Maya in 2

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Yelena Ostapenko vs. Anilina Kalinina

face to face: 1-0 Ostapenko

Ostapenko is back in the top 20 and is looking forward to returning to the dangerous player she was when she won the 2017 French Open. Kalinina had mixed results on grass but beat seeded Sakkari and Putintseva in straight matches this week. Although Ostapenko’s career best title was on clay, her best record came on grass during her career.

Kalinina has limited turf experience with moderate results. Kalinina looks comfortable and dangerous on the surface, but she will have to put in a good performance to face Ostapenko’s strong base tennis. She did not do well here, having been broken nine times in her last two matches, although her comeback was strong enough to win both matches. Ostapenko will dominate the pools in a match of similar skill sets, and use her palm on the grass to win the big points to reach the semi-finals.
Prediction: Ostapenko at 3

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Petra Kvitova vs Harriet Dart

face to face: first meeting

Kvitova, the former Wimbledon champion, is looking to return to her best surface after a poor start in 2022. She was just 10-13 years old, but she looked strong in both games here, winning 21 of 23 service matches. Dart played well on grass, reaching the quarter-finals of Nottingham a good week ago this week. Unfortunately, she stopped her second-round match due to rain, so she’s been spending a lot of time on the court lately.

The Dart looks good, but hasn’t been great on grass in the past. She definitely has a good chance of overcoming the annoyance by taking advantage of the struggling Kvitova. However, the time Dart spent on the field with a game late and playing nine sets in three matches would catch up to her. Relying on her dispatch to put the Dart under pressure, Kvitova will be able to control the rally and beat the Dart to win a close match.
Prediction: Kvitova at 3

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