The second round of the 2022 WTA Slovenia Open will conclude on Thursday. There are four individual games on the schedule, including top seed Emma Raducanu, who takes on Anna-Lena Friedsam. Who do you think will advance?
WTA Slovenia Open Day 4 Predictions
Diane Parry vs Anastasia Potapova
Head to head: First date
This fight of the youngsters should be very exciting. Diane Parry was outplayed by Donna Vekic early in her first round match but managed to outlast her opponent. Anastasia Potapova started her campaign with a solid win over Claire Liu. The Russian has the power to force Parry behind the baseline and direct the pace to her one-handed backhand. If she can do that with enough consistency, she should find a way to take it.
Prediction: Potapova in 3
Katerina Siniakova vs Jodie Anna Burrage
Head to head: Sinyakova 1-0
Jodie Anna Burrage is enjoying a great season and has now shown she can win rounds at WTA Tour events outside of her country. This will probably go a step too far as Katerina Siniakova has been playing very well lately. In addition to winning the US Open in doubles, she almost completely dominated a 100K ITF in Grodzisk Mazowiecki in early August. She also has decent variety in her game and should prove a troubling matchup for someone a little new to the tour like Burrage.
Prediction: Siniakova in 2
Jasmine Paolini vs. Kaja Juvan
Head to head: Juvan 1-0
Since then, Kaja Juvan had not won a match Wimbledon before this week, but she scored a very impressive win Alize Cornet in the opening round. The Slovenian talent has a lot of potential and will be very determined to go deep at an event in her home country. Jasmine Paolini isn’t as much of a clay court player as most people think, but she doesn’t have the potential that Juvan has on hard courts.
Prognosis: Juvan in 3rd place
Emma Raducanu vs. Anna-Lena Friedsam
Head to head: Peaceful 1:0
Anna-Lena Friedsam defeated Emma Raducanu at an ITF event in Roehampton three years ago but that should be a whole different story. While the Brit is not around her 2021 US Open form, she looks a bit rejuvenated lately. Friedsam did well, beating Elizabeth Mandlik, but she needs to play very aggressively to put pressure on Raducanu here and she’s likely to end up with an error streak.
Prediction: Raducanu in 2nd
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