August 20, 2022

Day 6 at Wimbledon will see the conclusion of the third round as players hope to progress to week two. As always, we at LWOT will share our thoughts on all eight matches with you. We’ve split the matchday matches between this article and a separate article. The predictions for Saturday’s games are Jakub Bobro, Andy Watson and Fraser Learmonth. Who do you think will win?

Wimbledon Day 6 Predictions Women

Jessica Pegula vs. Petra Martic

Jakub:
Pegula already has her best result at Wimbledon, picking up victories over tough opponents in Donna Vekic and Harriet Dart. Martic leads the head-to-head 4-1 against the American and has reached week two here twice before. It’s a close call but I’ll go with the experienced Croatian here.
Prediction: Martic in 3

Andy:
Pegula had a tough test against Dart in the last round and found his game very well. Martic is an experienced campaigner with a good game for the grass, so this is probably another step, but one that Pegula can do.
Prediction: Pegula in 3

Fraser:
Martic continues his resurgence in 2022 with a third-round appearance at Wimbledon. The Croatian faces a tough task here at Pegula, who has been one of the best players in the WTA this year. However, Martic has a great game on grass and I like his upset chances in this one.
Prediction: Martic in 3

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Paula Badosa vs. Petra Kvitova

Jakub:
Probably the match of the day for me. Badosa only lost eight games in their first two games against Louisa Chirico and Irina Bara. Kvitova is looking to reach the fourth round for just the second time since her last Wimbledon title in 2014. I expect a close affair with the Spaniard emerging victorious.
Prediction: Badosa in 3

Andy:
One of the matches of the day. Badosa had a chance to adapt to the grass after two single matches, but it will be anything but easy. Kvitova played like a dream for most of her match against Bogdan until the winning post appeared. In the end, that’s probably why she won’t win everything, but I think the Czech has the game, form and focus to beat Badosa.
Prediction: Kvitova in 2

Fraser:
Kvitova continues her quest for a third Wimbledon title against Badosa in this match. The Spaniard hasn’t been able to replicate her form from last year and it’s certainly not her favorite surface. Move the left-hander back to move forward.
Prediction: Kvitova in 3

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Harmony Tan vs. Katie Boulter

Jakub:
Harmony Tan knocked out Serena Williams in a three-hour battle, was slammed by her future doubles partner for pulling out, and came back to beat Sara Sorribes Tormo. Boulter defeated last year’s runner-up Karolina Pliskova in an emotional victory dedicated to her grandmother, who recently passed away. They are certainly happy to see themselves through the net at this stage of the competition, but I expect the Briton to win quite easily here.
Prediction: Boulter in 2

Andy:
You can make me swallow my words, but I think Tan was lucky enough with the opponents she faced. An exhausted Williams, although it took courage, and an all-too-happy Sara Sorribes Tormo. In Boulter, the Frenchwoman will have to face a confident Briton, supported by the crowd and familiar with the courts. Additionally, Boulter is a very powerful player who can force Tan out of his comfort zone.
Prediction: Boulter in 2

Fraser:
Tan won’t make it easy for Boulter, but it’s a game the Brit should win. She will have the crowd behind her and is probably the best player on grass. Tan’s ability to keep her cool so far has been impressive, especially beating Williams, but expect that to be a challenge too far for the Frenchwoman.
Prediction: Boulter in 3

Iga Swiatek vs Alize Cornet

Jakub:
Swiatek extended his winning streak to 37, but Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove certainly got him that victory, taking a set on the pole. Cornet, through to her first third round at Wimbledon since 2016, will certainly be encouraged by this match and could smell blood in the water. The experienced Frenchwoman knows how to fight and could make it difficult for Swiatek.
Prediction: Swiatek in 3

Andy:
The Pole was less than impressive despite continuing the winning streak to 37. Cornet should be well prepared for that and is used to causing upsets. I think maybe she could do it again here and get rid of the huge favorite.
Prediction: Cornet in 3

Fraser:
Swiatek had a rare underperformance on her final lap and dropped a set. However, the Pole found a way to win once again and remains undefeated over 7 tournaments. This streak should continue here against Cornet who is a quality player but not at the same level as the world No. 1.
Prediction: Swiatek in 2

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