WTA Bad Homburg quarterfinal predictions including Halep vs Anisimova

The WTA Bad Homburg Final Eight is one to get excited about at Wimbledon. So many big names are showing great form heading into the Slam and we also have the brilliant story of Sabine Lisicki shining through after all these years. As always, here at LWOT we will preview and predict each match. Who do you think she will win?

WTA Bad Homburg Quarterfinal Predictions

Daria Kasatkina vs. Bianca Andreescu

Head-to-head: Andreescu 1-0 Kasatkina

Kasatkina’s variety makes her an impressive grass-court player with last season’s Birmingham final and her 2018 Wimbledon quarter-final run as proof. This grass-court season, the Russian suffered a tough loss to Maria Sakkari, but she has also put in some good performances. In Bad Homburg, the top seed beat Andrea Petkovic and Jule Niemeier on her way to the quarterfinals. Andreescu’s grass-court experience on the main tour is fairly limited, this being her first grass-court quarter-final. The Canadian looked solid in her wins over Martina Trevisan and Katie Swan, though they may not be the most formidable of opponents. Kasatkina’s superior game on grass should make her a solid favorite here, although Andreescu has the power to outplay the Russian on her day.
Prediction: Kasatkina at 2

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Alize Cornet vs. Angelique Kerber

Head-to-head: Cornet Kerber 5-2

Head-to-head is the main story here with Kerber largely dominating Cornet in their previous meetings, including a victory in their only previous grass-court match at Eastbourne 2014. Kerber, the defending champion in Bad Homburg, is looking to boost her season . on grass, as the German has largely been battling away from her Strasbourg title. This week, Kerber has been strong in wins over easy opponents in Anastasia Gasanova and Luciana Bronzetti. Cornet is not known for her grass game and her season has not taken off like it seemed after reaching the Australian Open quarterfinals. Kerber should be a strong favorite for this match.
Prediction: Kerber at 2

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Caroline Garcia vs. Sabine Lisicki

Head-to-head: Garcia 2-1 Lisicki

Lisicki has been an impressive story in this tournament. The 2013 Wimbledon finalist is through to her first WTA quarterfinal since 2018, playing just two events between late 2019 and May 2022. Lisicki looked great in her Bad Homburg wins over Tamara Korpatsch and Greet Minnen, and he did well on his wild card. Garcia has enjoyed some success on grass in the past, winning WTA titles in Mallorca and Nottingham on the surface, but she is certainly not unbeatable. In the first two rounds of it, the Frenchwoman came from a set down to beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich and defeated Kamila Rakhimova in straight sets. It’s going to be a close game, but I’m afraid Lisicki’s streak will end here.
Prediction: Garcia in 3

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Simona Halep vs. Amanda Anisimova

Head-to-head: Halep 1-1 Anisimova

2019 Wimbledon champion Simona Halep will finally be able to play in the All England Cup for the first time in three years since she lifted the Venus Rosewater Dish and looks ready in the warm-ups. Halep reached the semi-finals in Birmingham before losing to the seemingly unstoppable Beatriz Haddad Maia and here in Bad Homburg, the Romanian has also found success. Halep had to struggle through her first round, beating Katerina Siniakova 6-4 in the third before losing just three games to Tamara Zidansek. Anisimova has had a similar path here, going all the way to the third set tiebreak with Alison Van Uytvanck before beating Ann Li 6-0 6-2. Anisimova has now defended her Bad Homburg quarterfinal, but it will take something really special from the 20-year-old to go further.
Prediction: Halep in 3

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