Day 4 forecast at WTA Bad Homburg

Our second set of WTA Bad Homburg Day 4 predictions features the likes of Bianca Andreescu and Angelique Kerber. Both are female superstars looking to find the level that saw them win Grand Slam titles in the past. A deep run here is sure to help their confidence ahead of next week’s Wimbledon. With that in mind, let’s take a look at how they and the rest of the field should behave in Thursday’s procedure. Feel free to comment your thoughts and opinions below if you have anything you’d like to add or discuss.

Day 4 forecast at WTA Bad Homburg

Alize Cornet vs. Tatjana Maria

Head-to-head: 3 – 0 Cornet

Alize Cornet finally beat Anna Kalinskaya in her last match. However, the French star did little to nothing on the tour outside of the quarter-finals of the Australian Open. There are even rumors that she may retire at the end of the year. However, she can still perform some great tennis when she’s in full flow and should prove to be a real handful for Tatjana Maria. The German achieved this round after an audacious victory over Anastasia Potapova in the last round. These two last met in 2018, so there are a lot of recent confrontations. However, the previous three meetings have come a long way and I expect this to be a similarly close affair. Cornet looked convincing in her last match and on that basis I give her the advantage in this match.

Prediction: Trumpet at 3
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Angelique Kerber vs Lucia Bronzetti

face to face:

This should be a relatively one-sided relationship. Lucia Bronzetti has played exactly three matches on turf at ITF level or higher. Granted, she’s gone 2-1 in those games, but that record pales in comparison to the 75-23 monster record that Kerber has accumulated since 2010. This win/loss includes three seasons of ten or more wins on turf. It also includes the Wimbledon title in addition to Birmingham, and this particular tournament last year. The German was resolute in her dismissal of Anastasia Jasanova in the last round. By contrast, Bronzetti fought hard to clear Kaja Jovan in her first round match. Kerber is a player of a different caliber, especially on this deck, and should move on to the quarter-finals at the end of that level.

Prediction: Kerber in 2
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Bianca Andreescu vs Katie Swan

face to face:

Andreescu’s freight train that crashed into the tennis world in 2019 appears to be moving again. It’s certainly nowhere near top speed, but there are signs that a storm of Canadian tennis excellence may be brewing once again. Andreescu narrowly lost to Karolina Pliskova in the second round in Berlin in a match she was really supposed to win. Pliskova is among the top six players and was seemingly helpless at times when Andreescu was playing at her best. If the Canadian can build on that and finds the tough edge that has seen her win several tight matches in 2019, she will likely be on the rise again soon. A good run in Bad Homburg will surely help, but first she must beat Katie Swan. Briton scored a surprise victory over Sloane Stephens in the last round. However, she simply does not have the level to annoy Andreescu. This match is on the Canadian racket and I expect her to win it easily enough.

Prediction: Andreescu at 2
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