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WTA Seoul Day 2 predictions including Bouchard vs Maria

After dropping to a lower category last year and not being held in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, WTA Seoul is back at number 250 on the WTA calendar. For its comeback edition, Seoul has attracted a sizable field with Slam champions Jelena Ostapenko and Emma Raducanu headlining. As always, here at LWOT we will anticipate and predict every game. Who do you think will win?

WTA Seoul day 2 predictions

Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva vs. Chloe Paquet

Head to head: first meeting

2020 juniors Australian Open World Champion Jimenez Kasintseva enters the draw as a lucky loser. The Andorran starlet broke a three-game losing streak by beating wildcard Eunhye Lee but lost to Switzerland’s Lulu Sun. Paquet is looking to bounce back after losing the opening round to Karman Kaur Thandi in Chennai, both players are currently not at their best. It’s hard to call the match, but I’m leaning towards Paquet here.
Prediction: Paquet in 3

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Maddison Inglis versus Ankita Raina

Head to head: first meeting

After winning just one game against Tatjana Maria at her home tournament in Chennai, Raina has recovered well in Seoul. The 29-year-old qualified well, defeating compatriot Riya Bhatia 6-1, 6-1 before defeating No. 200 Valentini Grammatikopolou. The draw was kind to Raina and put her up against a struggling Inglis. The Australian has had a tough couple of weeks after qualifying for the US Open and has been forced to withdraw from both Portuguese ITFs she competed in in September. With the last elimination coming just five days before this game, Raina must be the favorite here.
Prediction: Raina in 2

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Jana Fett versus Rebecca Marino

Head to head: first meeting

Fett has successfully qualified for the peloton for consecutive weeks Chennai last week. The Croatian beat Dabin Kim and Yeon Woo Ku to reach the Seoul peloton. However, she had a tough draw in the first round when she faced Marino, who already had 42 wins to his name in 2022. The Canadian continued to put up decent results in the main tour after blowing through the first half of the season on the ITF tour. The 31-year-old reached her third WTA quarterfinal since early August in Chennai last week, beating Anna Blinkova and Katarzyna Kawa before losing to eventual finalist Magda Linette. Marino is a level above fat at the moment and I expect she will show that in this match.
Prognosis: Marino in 2

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Tatjana Maria vs. Eugenie Bouchard

Head to head: Maria 1-0 Bouchard

Since Marias course of her life at Wimbledon, the German went 6-7 without a significant result. No matter what happens in the rest of the year, the 35-year-old’s 2022 season will go down in history as her best. Bouchard has been looking better with each passing week so far in her comeback. The former No. 5 reached the quarterfinals in Chennai with victories over Joanne Zuger and Karman Kaur Thandi before losing to Nadia Podoroska. Bouchard’s arrow is up, but Maria would be her best win in two years. The German will bring little to no rhythm to the 28-year-old in the match. Bouchard is the kind of hitter tasked with tearing Maria’s game apart.
Prognosis: Maria in the 2

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