Wimbledon Day 8 Women’s Predictions Including Badosa vs Halep

With four intriguing fourth-round matches on the schedule and a place in the Wimbledon quarter-finals on the line, it should be an entertaining day eight at the All England Club. As always, here at LWOT we will offer our predictions for each match. But who will reserve their spot in the final eight?

Wimbledon day 8 predictions

Amanda Anisimova Vs Harmony Tan

Jim: Is Amanda Anisimova ready for another deep run at a Major? She has had to fight hard so far at Wimbledon, but she has been playing well enough to suggest that she probably is. Meanwhile, Harmony Tan is having the tournament of a lifetime at Wimbledon, and her first-round win over Serena Williams will probably be the match of the tournament so far. But as she has played, she remains somewhat limited, and those limitations may well be exposed by Anisimova.

Prediction: Anisimova in 3

Yesh: This is just an amazing run from Anisimova. She is showing off her prowess on the grass and putting it all together. It’s been a rough few years for her since her father’s death, but the young American is finally performing at the elite level we’ve come to expect since she first appeared on stage as a teenager.

Prediction: Anisimova at 2

Jakub: Tan already had the biggest moment of her career when she took out a returning Serena Williams in the first match, but it has become the tournament of her career. The Frenchwoman defeated Katie Boulter in less than an hour in the last round. Anisimova looked very strong against Coco Gauff and if she levels up again, expect her to end Tan’s fairy tale run.

Prediction: Anisimova at 2
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Paula Badosa vs. Simona Halep

Jim: This game could go either way. Neither Paula Badosa nor Simona Halep have lost a set so far at Wimbledon, so something will have to give. However, Badosa has perhaps been playing the best tennis, particularly in her 7-6, 7-5 victory over Petra Kvitova. She also has more tennis under her belt in 2022. Expect close competition, but Badosa to have enough to make it to the quarter-finals.

Prediction: Badosa in 3

Yesh: Badosa is a great player, consistent and able to beat the best players in her day. But Halep, the 2019 Wimbledon champion, is finally healthy, match-ready and bringing out all her talents on the grass court.

Prediction: Halep at 2

Jakub: Badosa played one of the highest quality matches of the tournament against Petra Kvitova in the last round, eliminating the two-time champion in two tight sets. Before that, the Spaniard was sailing similarly to Halep, who was really only pushed in the first set by Kirsten Flipkens. The Romanian dominated when the two met earlier this season in Madrid, but with her groundstrokes I see Badosa as the favorite on grass.

Prediction: Badosa in 3
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Alize Cornet vs. Ajla Tomljanovic

Jim: A great opportunity for both of us. But Ajla Tomljanovic may be in a better position to take it. The Aussie, who was excellent in her three-set win over Barbora Krejcikova in the third round, is better suited to play on grass than Alize Cornet, which she showed by reaching the quarterfinals at Wimbledon last year. Expect her to seal a return to the last eight here.

Prediction: Tomljanovic in 3

Yesh: Cornet is in the best shape of his career, on his favorite surface and coming off the biggest win of his career. There is no limit to how far he can go right now.

Prediction: Bugle at 2

Jakub: Cornet pulled off an incredible upset, knocking out top seed Iga Swiatek in straight sets and ending her 37-fight win streak. Tomljanovic had his own minor upset, defeating Barbora Krejcikova in straight sets. The two have parted ways in their previous four meetings, but it was Tomljanovic who came out on top in their Wimbledon second-round match last year. It’s pretty much a coin toss for me, Cornet lives for big times but doesn’t always follow surprises, so I’m leaning towards the Aussie here.

Prediction: Tomljanovic in 3
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Elena Rybakina vs. Petra Martic

Jim: When she sings, Elena Rybakina is a force to be reckoned with. Grass doesn’t always favor heavy hitters, but she has looked good at Wimbledon so far this year, scoring wins over Coco Vandeweghe, Bianca Andreescu and Zheng Qinwen, all without dropping a set. If he can maintain that level, he should take the beating of Petra Martic.

Prediction: Rybakina at 2

Yesh: Both Rybakina and Martic are in very good shape and they both enjoy the grass here. However, the Kazakh has more experience and talent on the surface. That should be the difference.

Prediction: Rybakina in 3

Jakub: Rybakina, the only remaining seed in her fourth, continues to pick up tight wins in straight sets. The Kazakh beat Coco Vandeweghe, Bianca Andreescu and now Zheng Qinwen. Martic has yet to throw a set, most recently upsetting Jessica Pegula. I see that the Croatian will cause some problems for Rybakina with her deep cut and it will be a different challenge.

Prediction: Martic at 3

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