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Belinda Bencic vs Anastasia Potapova Prediction and Odds: Citi Open 2023

In the first round of the Citi Open, the sixth seed, Belinda Bencic, faces Anastasia Potapova in a highly anticipated clash. Bencic’s recent performance at Wimbledon showcased her potential while¬† Potapova seeks redemption after missed opportunities in the grass-court swing. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

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Belinda Bencic vs Anastasia Potapova – Match Predictions

Anastasia Potapova to Win

Bencic and Potapova have met twice in their careers, with both encounters taking place on hard courts. With their head-to-head record tied at 1-1, their third meeting at the Citi Open promises to be an exciting battle between them. The Swiss ace adapted swiftly to grass at Wimbledon, reaching the quarter-finals while Potapova exited a round earlier. While this is Bencic’s fourth event in as many months, the Russian has been more active. We believe this should help her make the transition to the hard surface easier and build on her triumph over Bencic in Dubai 2021.

2-1 to Anastasia Potapova

We are backing Potapova to triumph but it will not be an easy feat. Without any competitive preparation on grass, Bencic reached the quarter-final at All England Club. In her last loss to Potapova, she was a match for her and made the encounter a scrap for a place in the quarter-finals. Given their last encounter and very similar pedigree, we expect a close encounter, but one that should ultimately finish 2-1 in favour of Anastasia.

Belinda Bencic vs Anastasia Potapova Preview

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the Citi Open.

Belinda Bencic

The Swiss ace has been in splendid form lately, displaying her talent and determination on the court. With impressive performances in Wimbledon and other tournaments, she narrowly missed her fourth career Grand Slam quarterfinal. Bencic’s ability to hold her ground against the world No. 1, Iga Swiatek, in Wimbledon demonstrated her competitive spirit and potential. She now heads to the Citi Open with high motivation and a commendable 16-5 record on hard courts this season, making her a formidable contender in the upcoming matches.

Anastasia Potapova

Lately, Potapova has been quite productive on concrete, demonstrating her skills and determination in various tournaments. Notably, she won her first WTA hard-court title in Linz and was a finalist in Prague. While her recent grass-court swing resulted in missed chances, her potential remains evident on the hard courts. With several quarterfinal appearances in high-profile events including Miami Open, Potapova’s form has seen her reach as high as No. 21 in the rankings, making her a competitive player in the upcoming matches at the Citi Open.

Belinda Bencic vs Anastasia Potapova Head to Head

Bencic convincingly triumphed in their first meeting in Toronto in 2019, securing a dominant 6-2, 6-1 victory. However, Potapova responded with determination, claiming a hard-fought win in their second encounter in Dubai in 2021, prevailing 7-5 in the deciding set.

Belinda Bencic vs Anastasia Potapova Match Details

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