September 30, 2022

We conclude the men’s and women’s second rounds on Day 4 at Wimbledon. 32 women will fight for a place in the third round, and only 16 will emerge. Who do you think will move on to the All-England Club? As always, our writers share their thoughts on the matches. We’ve broken down the day’s 16 matches into four articles, including this one. The other three feature Paula Badosa versus Irina Bara, Iga Swiatek versus Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove, and Simona Halep versus Kirsten Flipkens. Predictions for Thursday’s matches are Jakub Bobro, Damian Kust and Andy Watson.

Wimbledon Day 4 Predictions Women

Alizé Cornet vs. Claire Liu

Jakub:
Cornet, coming off a Bad Homburg semi-final, looked good in her opener against Yulia Putintseva, beating the Kazakh in straight sets. Liu didn’t drop a set either, beating Nuria Parrizas-Diaz. I see the experienced Frenchwoman as a favorite even though Liu will be a tricky opponent.
Prediction: Cornet in 3

Damian:
Alize Cornet really seems to be getting back into her game for the Grand Slams this year. The Frenchwoman is also coming off a semi-final in Bad Homburg and facing Claire Liu in the second round here is an opportunity an experienced veteran like her should take.
Prediction: Cornet in 2

Andy:
The Frenchwoman is focusing a lot on Grand Slams at this stage of her career and it is paying off. She should have enough skill and quality to defeat Liu.
Prediction: Cornet in 2

Embed from Getty Images

Petra Kvitova vs Ana Bogdan

Jakub:
Kvitova surprisingly made a set to Jasmine Paolini but turned the match around pretty well. Bogdan picked up a great win, losing just four games to Dayana Yastremska, but to expect the Romanian to pull off the upset here would be foolish.
Prediction: Kvitova in 2

Damian:
The two-time Wimbledon champion wasn’t quite at the level she showcased at Eastbourne in the first round, but when she’s on the court there really isn’t much opponents can do about it. grass. She’s armed and dangerous right now, potentially looking for another deep run in London.
Prediction: Kvitova in 2

Andy:
Despite being in very poor form for a long time, Kvitova now finds herself among the favorites for the title. Despite a wobble in her first game, she played much better and on all her recent form should be too good for Bogdan.
Prediction: Kvitova in 2

Embed from Getty Images

Coco Gauff vs. Mihaela Buzarnescu

Jakub:
Gauff had a surprisingly tough first round against Elena-Gabriela Ruse, going 7-5 in the third win. Buzarnescu is not the toughest opponent on grass, beating Nastasja Schunk in the first round. If Gauff steps up her game a bit, Buzarnescu shouldn’t beat her.
Prediction: Gauff in 2

Damian:
Cori Gauff was taken in a very difficult third set against Elena-Gabriela Ruse, but found a way to survive. The reward is a slightly easier draw with Mihaela Buzarnescu, who plays a tricky style but rarely performs at the level we saw from her before injuries, back when she worked her way to the Top 20.
Prediction: Gauff in 2

Andy:
Gauff was another whimsical player who struggled a bit in the first round. However, victories like these are what the first steps of Grand Slams are. Gauff should step up a gear here.
Prediction: Gauff in 2

Embed from Getty Images

Bianca Andreescu vs. Elena Rybakina

Jakub:
A successful second round here; Andreescu arrives in great form after the Bad Homburg final and followed that up with a solid first-round win over Emina Bektas. Rybakina did well against a tough opponent in Coco Vandeweghe, beating her in two tight sets. The two have never played before and this should be a great clash to watch. I think in his current form Andreescu is a slight favorite but there’s not much to it.
Prediction: Andreescu in 3

Damian:
It’s a big test for Bianca Andreescu. Is she a real title contender or can Elena Rybakina knock her out in the second round? The Kazakh has incredible power, but lacks the ability to match Andreescu’s touch and variety. Edge at the Canadiens, but it won’t be easy.
Prediction: Andreescu in 3

Andy:
I think the Canadian is rebuilding to compete at the highest level. She’s in Swiatek’s neighborhood, so it’ll be tough to win, but I can see her overtaking the mighty Rybakina here in a titanic duel.
Prediction: Andreescu in 3

Main photo by Getty.