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WTA Toronto day 4 predictions including Gauff vs. Sabalenka

Day 4 at the WTA National Bank Open in Toronto will be packed with tennis as all eight round of 16 matches will take place. With nine seeded players remaining in the draw, the quality of tennis we saw in Toronto is on par with what we should expect in New York later this month. One of the matches of the day is between Coco Gauff, number 10, and Aryna Sabalenka, number 6. We at LWOT also have the prediction for this game all other happenings around the Toronto grounds, but who will advance?

WTA Toronto day 4 predictions

Simona Halep vs. Jil Teichmann

Head to Head: first meeting

2018 National Bank Open winner Simona Halep meets 25-year-old Jil Teichmann in the third round in Toronto. Both Halep and Teichmann went through their first two games in straight sets. Teichmann defeated world No. 2 Anett Kontaveit for the highest-ranking win of her career. The Swiss native didn’t win a match through the months of June and July but seemingly turned it around during the North American hard court swing. Veteran Simona Halep presents Teichmann with a new challenge. Halep, who holds a 34-10 record this season, is keeping her form close to her former world No. 1 level. She’s had success in Canada and I see that continuing this week. Halep’s consistency should prevail in this case.
Forecast: Halep in the 2nd

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Bianca Andreescu vs. Qinwen Zheng

Head to Head: first meeting

Bianca Andreescu and Qinwen Zheng are both currently outside the world top 50. This is particularly notable as most of the other players remaining in the draw are at the top of the sport. Apart from that, Andreescu has played like a top player so far this week. She seems comfortable on her home soil after defeating Daria Kasatkina and Alize Cornet in the first two rounds. Zheng, who fought past a wildcard in round one, was the beneficiary of an early elimination in the second set by Ons Jabeur in round two. Although she will be more rested than Andreescu, I don’t think Zheng will show the same quality as the Canadian.
Forecast: Andreescu in the 2nd

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Belinda Bencic vs. Garbine Muguruza

Head to head: Bencic 1-1 Muguruza

Belinda Bencic, number 12, and Garbine Muguruza, number 8, meet for the third time to bridge their head-to-head split on day four in Toronto. Despite Muguruza being the higher-ranked player, Bencic has kept in much better form throughout the season. Bencic holds a 30-13 record this season compared to the Spaniard’s 9-12 mark. Muguruza hasn’t won consecutive games since late February and there’s no reason to think she’ll make it against a strong opponent like Bencic.
Forecast: Bencic in the 2nd

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Coco Gauff vs. Aryna Sabalenka

Head to head: Gauff – Sabalenka 2: 1

Coco Gauff and Aryna Sabalenka will face off in Roundn3 at the National Bank Open in a top 12 players matchup. Gauff may have the head-to-head lead, but they separated both games on hard courts. The American had a very impressive three-set win in the second round over Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina. She plays with great confidence and will be very difficult for anyone to beat this hard court season. Sabalenka has proven she can beat Gauff, but will her problems on serve plague her in this match? She hit only 48.9% of her first serves in her win of round two. This match will be a great watch as both players deliver very powerful groundstrokes from both wings. I give the American a slight advantage, which I trust to maintain a high level throughout.
Forecast: Gauf in the 3rd

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