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WTA San Jose Day 2 predictions including Gauff vs Kalinina

The first round action continues on Day 2 of the WTA 500 Level Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in San Jose. This tournament has welcomed some of the best players in the world a little less than a month before hard court tuning US Open nudge. Coco Gauff is looking to continue her strong 2022 season and claim her first title of the year on home soil. Will she prevail against Anhelina Kalinina in her first round match? We also predict the rest of the day’s games in a separate article.

WTA San Jose day 2 predictions

Camila Giorgi versus Veronika Kudermetova

Head to Head: first meeting

Camila Giorgi and Veronika Kudermetova will face off in a highly anticipated first round duel in San Jose. Both players are currently in the top 30 in the world. Kudermetova is the better hard court player, holding a 13-6 record on the surface this season. Nevertheless, she has not played a regulated game for almost six weeks. On the other side of the net, Giorgi is looking to build on a strong grass season. I think the time-out for Kudermetova could be a factor, but I think just hitting the ball will be too much for the Italian.
Forecast: Kudermetova in the 3

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Bianca Andreescu vs. Shelby Rogers

Head-to-head: Rogers 1-0 Andreescu

Bianca Andreescu and Shelby Rogers clash in round one, with the winner eyeing a matchup with No. 1 seed Maria Sakkari. After an early career of hard court success, this is Andreescu’s first game of the season on the surface. Someone of their talent and ball hitting skills should adapt well. Rogers has proven himself to be a competent hard court player and best beat Andreescu on Chicago hard courts nearly a year ago. So she has nowhere near the pedigree of the Canadian. I expect this game to go the distance and Andreescu will find a way to win.
Forecast: Andreescu in the 3rd

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Coco Gauff vs Anhelina Kalinina

Head to Head: first meeting

18-year-old American Coco Gauff is having a wonderful season. Currently ranked 11th in the world, she holds a 25-13 record this season while reaching the finals at Roland Garros. She’s poised to have a strong lead over New York. Her opponent in round one is Anehlina Kalinina. Currently number 52 in the world, the Ukrainian is a tough draw in the first round. Despite this, Kalinina is a much stronger clay court player and can struggle with the speed of hard court. I expect Gauff to come out offensively and aggressively while also finding a way to win in straight sets.
Forecast: Gauf in the 2nd

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