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WTA Budapest Day 4 Predictions Including Siniakova vs Cocciaretto

Upheavals follow one another at the WTA Grand Prix in Budapest. Will Thursday follow suit as a handful of top seeds face test fixtures? As always, here at LWOT, all matches are covered in our daily predictions. Who will reach the quarter-finals?

WTA Budapest Day 4 Predictions

Aleksandra Krunic vs. Zhang Shuai

Face-to-face: Zhang 2-0 Krunic

Zhang Shuai finished second (alongside Elise Mertens) in the Wimbledon doubles final last weekend. But the 33-year-old is in no mood to take a vacation. She is currently the flag bearer of Chinese tennis. If she continues to play tennis as easily as she did in the first half of the season, she may not need to take a break between tournaments. However, clay isn’t Zhang’s best surface and there were some nervous moments in that opening set against Ekaterine Gorgodze. Krunic has so much talent and area advantage to make him pay a heavy price.
Prediction: Krunic in 3

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Ana Bogdan vs. Xiyu Wang

Face-to-face: Wang 1-0 Bogdan

Xiyu Wang’s 6-1 7-6 win over top seed Barbora Krejcikova sent shock waves through the Budapest draw. But in all honesty, it was coming. Wang had amassed 20 victories on clay before sending the Czech to pack her bags. And given Krejcikova’s recent success in doubles at Wimbledon, it was a big surprise that she found a place in her schedule to play this week. Nonetheless, I expect the Chinese southpaw to replicate as brilliant a performance as she did on her first round.
Prediction: Wang in 2

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Yulia Putintseva vs. Laura Pigossi

Face-to-face: first meeting

Pigossi is ranked 125th in the world and only entered the main draw as a lucky loser. But she beat former top 50 player Rebecca Peterson in her first round in straight sets. We can’t rule out a potential upset in her next test against defending champion Yulia Putintseva. The Brazilian was in a similar position three months ago when she knocked out reigning Bogota champion Camila Osorio before advancing to her first WTA Finals. But I suspect Thursday’s matchup will be a mountain to climb against a more accomplished opponent.
Prediction: Putintseva in 2

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Katerina Siniakova vs Elisabetta Cocciaretto

Face-to-face: first meeting

Siniakova lured one of the toughest first-round players in Anhelina Kalinina. And with a post-Wimbledon hangover still fresh, the Czech had nothing to do at this point. But although she was at a greater disadvantage, luck was on her side, as her opponent retired due to injury. A fully fit and loaded Cocciaretto will make it difficult in round two. The young Italian has a very solid basic game and has racked up 25 wins on clay at all levels. If Cocciaretto isn’t overwhelmed by Siniakova’s odd style of tennis, she has a very good chance of knocking out the other half of the Wimbledon doubles champion.
Prediction: Cocciaretto in 3

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