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WTA Bad Homburg Day 3 Predictions

A day of heavy rain in Bad Homburg on Monday means that two of yesterday’s scheduled six matches have yet to be completed. However, that did not stop an exciting day of tennis from unfolding in the other four matches. Alize Cornet surpassed her torrid record against Anna Kalinskaya to advance. Elsewhere on the courts, Tatjana Maria floored Anastasia Potapova in a thrilling encounter. Five more games are played on Tuesday in addition to the two that remain to be played. While we’ve already taken a look at who should win in the Bianca Andreescu and Angelique Kerber matches, the other five still need our attention. With that in mind, let’s dive deeper into our predictions for Day 3 of the WTA Bad Homburg.

WTA Bad Homburg Day 3 Predictions

Sabine Lisicki vs. Tamara Korpatsch

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Sabine Lisicki has been trying to restart her career since 2017. Unfortunately, a host of injuries have made it nearly impossible. I’m sure I speak for most tennis fans when I say we’d love to see her make one more good run on the WTA tour. It would be a fitting reward for her love and commitment to the game. The German is still only 32 years old, so she has time if she can get a few wins under her belt. What she also has is Grand Slam-level tennis, having reached the quarter-finals or better at Wimbledon five times. If she can continue to improve like she has in the last few weeks, she should be able to get past Tamara Korpatsch here. Her compatriot is less comfortable on grass and she has never really shown the consistent level needed to become a WTA Tour regular.

Prediction: Lisicki in 3
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Alison Van Uytvanck vs. Amanda Anisimova

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This should be a great match to watch. Alison Van Uytvanck has a great game on grass courts. The Belgian’s flat strokes and aggressive play reap rewards on the fast, slippery surfaces that most grass courts offer. By contrast, Amanda Anisimova is usually more of a top spin hitter, so here she has incredible results on clay. That said, the American has immense power on both wings and she’s not afraid to flatten her shots when needed. This one is hard to call, but I think Anisimova is starting to find the best of her again this year and that’s too good for most. The American should get through a tight one here.

Prediction: Anisimova in 3
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Kamilla Rakhimova vs. Caroline Garcia

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Caroline Garcia came back to beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich in her last round. The French star has struggled for back-to-back wins and any kind of consistency in recent years, so he would love to have a deep run here. However, she may have a tough time in this match, as Kamilla Rakhimova was excellent in dismissing Ludmilla Samsonova in the last round. Garcia has the highest level when she is at her best. She also feels more comfortable and experienced on this surface. Rakhimova caught an out-of-shape Samsonova in the last round and I don’t think she’ll have as much luck with Garcia here.

Prediction: Garcia at 2
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Daria Kasatkina vs Jule Niemeier

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Daria Kasatkina continues to impress in 2022 and is getting closer to returning to the top ten. The Russian currently sits at 13th in the live rankings and a deep run in this tournament would put a lot of pressure on the three players between her and 10th. However, to make a deep run, she needs to get past Jule Niemeier first. . The young German has impressed in recent weeks. As such, he is inside the top 100 in the game for the first time. He still lacks experience on grass, although he has looked good in the matches he has played on the surface. Another day I would like to see the chances of giving the surprise in this game. However, Kasatkina is locked in and has been too good and consistent for me to see that happen this time.

Prediction: Kasatkina at 2
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Simona Halep vs. Katerina Siniakova

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The tennis world is still waiting to see the best version of Simona Halep since her return from a calf injury last year. The Romanian has posted some solid results, including a semi-final last week in Birmingham. However, she has yet to claim a title or make a deep run at a Grand Slam this year and she will be keen to change both in the coming weeks. She faces a finalist from last year’s edition of this tournament in Katerina Siniakova here. Siniakova has done little on the singles circuit in recent years. She is a consistent player with an occasional deep run in her, but she often doesn’t have the level required to upset the best in the game. That should be true again in this match as I see Halep outclassing him in the end.

Prediction: Halep at 2
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