WTA Slovenia Open Day 2 Predictions Including Cornet vs Juvan
Day two of the WTA Slovenia Open in Portoroz is expected to be full of incredible action. There is no rest after the US Open as the WTA Tour comes back strong. We also predict the rest of the day’s matches, divided between two other articles. One features Ajla Tomljanovic versus Ana Bodgan and the other features Elena Rybakina versus Laura Siegemund. Who do you think will win?
WTA Slovenia Open Day 2 Predictions
Lesia Tsurenko vs. Elena-Gabriela Ruse
Head-to-head: Tsurenko 1-0 Ruse
Tsurenko has had strong results on grass this season with a quarter-final at Eastbourne (including a victory over eventual Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina) and a third round at Wimbledon. The Ukrainian set up Paula Badosa at the US Open but hasn’t had a strong hard-court run since 2019. Ruse looked solid in qualifying with straight-set wins over Yana Morderger and Ziva Falkner. The Romanian has a big game and is a slight favorite over the experienced Tsurenko in my eyes.
Prediction: Tsurenko in 3
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Cristina Bucsa vs. Petra Marcinko
Bucsa is coming off a strong summer on the US tennis courts, a 10-4 record with successful all-Washington, Toronto and US Open qualifiers. The Spaniard continued her form as she qualified here, beating Giulia Gatto-Monticone and Antonia Ruzic. Marcinko, 16, is a big emerging talent, on the verge of the Top 300. The Croatian backed up her junior Australian Open title with two ITF titles. That’s one to watch as we’ve never seen Marcinko play at this level on hard court before, but I think Bucsa will be too much for her at this stage of her career.
Prediction: Bucsa in 2
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Alizé Cornet vs. Kaja Juvan
Despite being set to have a 50/50 record in 2022, Corner has had some big Grand Slam moments this year, the most memorable being her victory over Iga Swiatek at Wimbledon which ended the tournament. incredible streak from the Pole. Juvan has also had some highs, with her run to the Strasbourg final being the most impressive, but the Slovenian has lost all three hard-court matches this summer. Still, Cornet hasn’t always been able to keep up with the tour this year while Juvan will be able to play at home, tipping the game in favor of the 21-year-old.
Prediction: Juvan in 3
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