WTA Berlin Quarter-Final Predictions Including Pliskova vs Gauff

The WTA 500 in Berlin returns to the last eight, producing some very exciting quarter-final matches. As one of the two biggest events in the lead up to Wimbledon, All players want the momentum to come into the slam. As always, we here at LWOT will preview and anticipate every match. Who will go to the semi-finals?

WTA Berlin Quarter Final Predictions

Ons Jabeur vs Aliaksandra Sasnovich

Head to head: Jaber 2-0 Sasnovic

after, after Burning in the first round From Roland Garros, Jabeur has reset and has looked pretty good in Berlin so far. Tunisia defeated dangerous Karolina Moshova in straight runs and didn’t stumble against young Alicia Parks either. Sasnovic, one of two unranked players in the quarter-finals, took advantage of Garbine Muguruza’s early exit. The Belarusian reached the quarter-finals on grass after defeating Anastasia Jasanova and Andrea Petkovic. Jabeur had had to come back from a group in each of her previous main-round victories over Sasnovich, only to defeat them by back-to-back rounds in 2011 at Junior Roland Garros. Although Sasnovitch has worried about Jaber in the past, I think the top seed will qualify.
Prediction: Jaber at 3

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Daria Kasatkina vs Maria Scari

Head to head: Kasatkina 4-0 Scary

Kasatkina’s versatility means that although she is a mostly defensive player, she is effective on the grass. The 25-year-old has a Wimbledon quarter-final and Birmingham final under her belt. Katakina had to return from a group in both of her matches in Berlin, defeating Anilina Kalinina and Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-1 in the third. Scary has been struggling since the Indian Wells final, where he suffered a bad mud season. She won two matches in Nottingham before losing to eventual champion Beatrice Haddad Maya and in Berlin the Greek beat Yulia Gangin and Daria Savile, but achieved a stunning victory on grass. Head-to-head, Kasatkina has won all four of her previous matches, including in Madrid earlier this year, and is also the top turf player, making her the favourite.
Prediction: xatkina at 2

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Belinda Bencic vs Veronika Kudermitova

Head-to-head: Bencic 4-4 Kudremetova

These two players have a long history with each other back in the Juniors, with Bencic beating Kudermetova in their three pre-pro encounters. In the main round, the competition was much more between the two, as they split their first eight encounters 4-4. The match yielded its best hard-court battles, with unforgettable Doha 2020 and Dubai 2021, as well as a meeting in Saint Petersburg earlier this year. Most importantly, Kudermetova defeated Bencic in straight sets last week, to top her turf 2-1. The defending finalist here in Berlin, Bencic struggled in her first two rounds, falling behind Anna Kalinskaya and Julie Niemeyer. Kudermetova also fell off sets, although there was a more impressive competition in Aryna Sabalenka and Ludmilla Samsonova. As always, we should expect an entertaining match even though Kudermetova is my favourite this time around.
Prediction: Kudermetova at 3

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Karolina Pliskova vs Coco Gauff

Head-to-head: Pliskova 1-0 hollow

The most star-studded quarter-final showdown, the old guard against the new. Pliskova, a Wimbledon final defender and three-time WTA title holder on turf, hasn’t been at her best since returning from injury in March, posting a record 8-8 this season. She looked better on grass though, beating Kaia Canepi in the first round before winning a stunning third-set playoff against Bianca Andreescu. Gauff has taken a new step in her development, reaching her Grand Slam final at just 18 years old in Paris. The American enjoyed an easier draw than Pliskova, not losing a set to Ann Li or Xinyu Wang. Pliskova has more turf experience, but Gauff has shown a higher level than Pliskova this season.
Prediction: Gauff at 2

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