October 3, 2022

In the small town of Gaiba, in the Italian region of Veneto, a WTA 125 tournament takes place on grass. Although in an isolated setting, the draw is far from moderate with a draw including seven top-100 players looking for a decent warm-up ahead of Wimbledon. With the quarter-finals due to start on Friday, we are trying to predict who will make it to the semi-finals.

WTA Veneto Open Day 5 Matches

Alison Van Uytvanck vs. Ylena In-Albon

Face to face: first meeting

This one will probably come down to experience. Swiss star Ylena In-Albon hits a decent ball, but like so many modern young talents, she relies on a ton of spin and weight to generate her pace. She doesn’t possess the kind of game that excels on grass and she enters this game with only three games played on the surface throughout her career.

Alison Van Uytvanck is much more equipped to serve and flatten her groundstrokes to play well on the grass. She is fresh off a title at Surbiton, the start of an impressive 9-1 record this year on grass. AVU will have plenty of options compared to the 23-year-old.
Prediction: Van Uytvanck in 2

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Harmony Tan vs. Ana Bogdan

Face to face: first meeting

Harmony Tan is looking to give herself the best preparation for Wimbledon qualifying for the second time in her career – she is already doing well in Gaiba with a strong comeback performance against Lucia Bronzetti. Although she doesn’t have a ton of experience on this surface, she has a pretty shrewd backhand to excel on this surface if she plays well.

Ana Bogdan has had some ups and downs in recent years but seems to be finding her bearings at the lower levels. Her draw was pretty cruel but she got away with it beating Arantxa Rus and Linda Fruhvirtova back to back. Tan will capitalize on Bogdan’s consistency drops, but the bigger attacker should be the one who emerges victorious in the end.
Prediction: Bogdan in 3

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Kateryna Baindl vs Sara Erranii

Face to face: first meeting

There is reason to argue that Kateryna Baindl should be ranked higher than 159th. She showed the world her power by beating reigning French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in 2018, but she hasn’t done anything quite so remarkable since then. His best point of reference to draw inspiration from this match will be his wins over Gasanova and Brengle at the Nottingham Open last year, followed by a tight loss to Konta. She box hits the ball well on her day, she box play well on that surface – it’s been so choppy lately it’s hard to see it staying level the whole game.

Sara Errani’s participation in the tournament seems surprising at first glance. Her hometown is only an hour’s drive from Gaiba, which could explain why as, with notoriously poor service and poor form, the grass is far from the surface she would like to play on at the moment. . We will support Baindl to seize the opportunity in three sets.
Prediction: Baindl in 3

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Diane Parry vs. Tatjana Maria

Face to face: first meeting

Even against some of the best players in the world, Tatjana Maria can wreak havoc on her opponent’s game. Although she lost, she showed exceptional resilience in keeping Maria Sakkari at bay at the Australian Open. She also had a dream run in Bogota, her perfect slice to control the ball at altitude. Maria is a nightmare for those without the rally temper to hang out with her and continues to surprise players at the age of 34.

Diane Parry showed her prodigious skills on clay at Roland-Garros. She’s certainly going to be a force on this surface for years to come – having already picked up two wins in this draw, it’s no exaggeration to say that her talent is likely to show. everywhere. Parry will be well equipped to counter Maria’s low ball with her own hand and we believe she will have the point build to build the tough points needed to defeat Maria. It won’t be easy, but we support Parry.
Prediction: Parry in 3

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