September 25, 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

Elena Rybakina vs. Qinwen Zheng

Jakub:
Rybakina has done very well not to drop a set so far, knocking out dangerous qualifier Coco Vandeweghe before defeating popular black horse selection Bianca Andreescu. Zheng’s road was a bit easier, beating Sloane Stephens and Greet Minnen. The Kazakh is probably the favorite to qualify for the quarter-finals of her section at this stage and I think she will overcome this obstacle.
Prediction: Rybakina in 2

Andy:
After watching most of Rybakina against Andreescu, it’s clear that Rybakina is timing the ball very smoothly. Zheng is also very dangerous, and in a way these two similar games go against each other. I think the greater experience will ultimately pay off for the Kazakh.
Prediction: Rybakina in 2

Fraser:
Rybakina established herself as a title contender here with an emphatic win over Andreescu. Zheng is a bright young star who could well win this tournament in the future, but I think a run deeper than this is unlikely on first demand.
Prediction: Rybakina in 3

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Barboa Krejcikova vs Ajla Tomljanovic

Jakub:
Krejcikova picked up her first wins since February here, beating Maryna Zanevska and Viktorija Golubic in straight sets. The Czech will face a tougher challenge as last year’s quarter-finals Tomljanovic lost just nine games in the first two rounds. It’s close to a corner flip for me and I’ll go for the Aussie.
Prediction: Tomljanovic in 3

Andy:
Difficult to predict. The Czech isn’t fully fit for the game yet, but feels ready to compete at a high level again. Tomljanovic continued her excellent recent record at Wimbledon and I think she is well placed to get through this match.
Prediction: Tomljanovic in 3

Fraser:
Krejcikova came out of nowhere at Wimbledon and seems surprising for someone who has played so little recently. She faces a tough request from Tomljanovic who made quarterbacks last year. She should, however, be up to the challenge.
Prediction: Krejcikova in 3

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Simona Halep vs. Magdalena Frech

Jakub:
The 2019 champion overcame two tough hurdles to get started, beating Karolina Muchova and sending Kirsten Flipkens into singles retirement. Frech backed up her anger at Camila Giorgi with a win over Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, but the Pole has struggled to upset the Romanian in previous encounters but is yet to win a set.
Prediction: Halep in 2

Andy:
Halep starts to get back into the groove on the grass after having to come back in both sets against Flipkens. Frech also had a pretty tight game and actually I think it could be similar. Halep will likely prove too strong in the end to succeed when it counts.
Prediction: Halep in 3

Fraser:
Halep looks like her old self again so far at Wimbledon. The former champion has again put her name in the hat with her game so far and is expected to make week two. French is a good player but it’s a bit beyond her.
Prediction: Halep in 2

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Amanda Anisimova vs. Coco Gauff

Jakub:
A thrilling American derby between two young players who only faced each other once during Gauff’s title race in Parma. Anisimova had to come back from a set against Lauren Davis while Gauff followed her tough win over Elena-Gabriela Ruse with an easier win over Mihaela Buzarnescu. Both have very promising futures, but with what they have shown on grass so far, the 18-year-old must be the favourite.
Prediction: Gauff in 2

Andy:
Another cracking match here. I think both players will expose each other’s movement flaws, but ultimately Gauff is the more accomplished player, especially on a grass pitch. Also, Anisimova’s short backhand cross may not be as successful as Gauff’s backhand is almost as good.
Prediction: Gauff in 2

Fraser:
An All-American shout-out awaits featuring two rising stars in the women’s game. Both have deadly setbacks. Gauff has the best serve and variety and Anisimovq has more power on the court. The former is more of an advantage, so choose Gauff to move on.
Prediction: Gauff in 3

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