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Wimbledon Women’s Day 5 predictions including Jabeur vs Parry

We start the third round on Day 5 of Wimbledon. On Friday, we’ll look at eight women’s matches to determine who advances to Round 4. As always, the LWOT writers share their thoughts on the matches. We split the eight matches between this one and a separate article. The predictions for today’s matches are Jakub Bobro, Glenys Furness and Jim Smith. Who do you think they can win?

Wimbledon Day 5 Women’s Predictions

Jelena Ostapenko vs. Irina-Camelia Begu

Jacob:
Ostapenko is still being talked about as the favorite to reach the semi-finals outside of her fourth. The Latvian beat Oceane Dodin in straight sets and put on a focused and strong performance against Yanina Wickmayer. Begu has taken advantage of Martina Trevisan being her seed and reaches the third round here with wins over Ekaterine Gorgodze and Elisabetta Cocciaretto. Ostapenko is a huge step forward from that opposition.
Prediction: Ostapenko at 2

Glenys:
The 12th seed, Jelena Ostapenko, has still had no problems so far. The Latvian has advanced to the third round without losing a set. A semi-finalist in 2018, Ostapenko will want to improve, so she will be on point with her game. Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu will find the former semi-finalist difficult. Begu, despite coming this far before, has never made it past the third round at Wimbledon. Unfortunately, Begu will also not make it to the fourth round this year.
Prediction: Ostapenko at 2

James:
So far, Ostapenko has picked up where she left off at Eastbourne, beating Oceane Dodin and Yanina Wickmayer in straight sets. Begu has also played well, she also won both of her matches in straight sets, but Ostapenko’s power should be the difference here.
Prediction: Ostapenko at 3

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Jule Niemeier vs. Lesia Tsurenko

Jacob:
Niemeier dominated second seed Anett Kontaveit in her second round, losing just four games. Tsurenko won the second-round Ukrainian derby over Anhelina Kalinina in three sets after beating wild card Jodie Burrage in her opener. Both players need to realize the opportunity they have here with only other unseeded players on their way to the quarterfinals. With how well Niemeier played against Kontaveit, I have to pick her.
Prediction: Niemeier in 2

Glenys:
Jule Niemeier stunned second seed Anett Kontaveit in the second round. He broke late in the first set and then dominated the next. The Estonian seemed beside himself, but that doesn’t take anything away from the German, who was very impressive. Lesia Tsurenko took a little longer to get here. The Ukrainian eliminated her compatriot and the 29th seed in a tough three-set match to reach this stage. Neither has been further at Wimbledon (Niemeier is actually in her first championship), but Niemeier will back her stunning second-round win.
Prediction: Niemeier in 3

James:
What a chance this is for one of these two to reach the fourth round at the All England Club. Tsurenko has the upper hand in terms of experience, but Niemeier has looked much sharper than the Ukrainian, most notably in her demolition of Anett Kontaveit in the second round. If she can get that level back, expect her to make it to the fourth round.
Prediction: Niemeier in 3

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Shuai Zhang vs. Caroline Garcia

Jacob:
Zhang earned the lucky spot of 33rd, moving down to a seeded position due to a withdrawal. Zhang has taken advantage, beating Misaki Doi and Marta Kostyuk in straight sets. Garcia had a tough time in the first match, reaching a third set tie break against wild card Yuriko Miyazaki. The Frenchwoman put on a classic performance in the second round to eliminate US Open champion Emma Raducanu. Zhang beat Garcia here in 2019 and also won her most recent meeting in the Lyon semi-finals this season and with Garcia’s ups and downs, the Chinese player has to be the favorite for me.
Prediction: Zhang in 3

Glenys:
Caroline Garcia has upset the British so far. Having bested Miyazaki (a wild card entry) and then loaned out by Raducanu, the 10th seed, the Frenchwoman is having a blast. Garcia has gone as far as the fourth round before and hopes to improve on that. Shuai Zhang is the 33rd seed and has made light work of her matches so far, winning both in straight sets. However, having reached the quarter-finals in 2019, the Chinese women will be desperate to at least match that. However, I think Garcia will get through this.
Prediction: Garcia in 3

James:
Garcia adapts well to grass and comes into this match in excellent form having won his last seven matches. Will that hold against Zhang? The Frenchwoman’s attacking style has to make her the favourite. Particularly since she is the best player up front.
Prediction: Garcia at 2

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Ons Jabeur vs. Diane Parry

Jacob:
Jabeur has looked like a real contender from the start here, beating Mirjam Bjorklund and Katarzyna Kawa, losing just four games in each match. Parry had a nice win over Kaia Kanepi and then beat Mai Hontama. It’s a good run for the Frenchwoman, but Jabeur is at the next level at the moment.
Prediction: Jabeur at 2

Glenys:
Ons Jabeur has yet to throw a set. The Tunisian has easily come through the first two rounds and only lost eight games in the four sets. Diane Parry hasn’t dropped a set yet either, but she had a much harder road to the third round. An impressive first round match against top seed Kanepi was followed by a much easier match against Hontama. The French will find Jabeur much more challenging, and with the form of the third-seeded Tunisian, Jabeur will accept this.
Prediction: Jabeur at 2

James:
Parry is having a great tournament, but it’s hard to see his campaign continuing into week two. Wins over Kaia Kanepi and Mai Hontama were impressive, but Jabeur marks a real step forward in the quality of the opposition. The Tunisian has been without a doubt the second best player in the world this season and should have too much for the Frenchwoman.
Prediction: Jabeur at 2

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