Catherine McNally vs Anastasia Potapova Prediction and Odds: Birmingham Open 2023

The second round of the Birmingham Open brings together Catherine McNally and Anastasia Potapova. McNally’s finesse at the net and Potapova’s powerful baseline game will clash in a display of contrasting playing styles. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

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Catherine McNally vs Anastasia Potapova – Match Predictions

Anastasia Potapova to Win

Potapova found it difficult to make the adjustments from playing on clay to the grass court. She found herself on the backfoot against Marta Kostyuk but rallied to claim a 2-1 victory. The Russian ace will fancy her chances against the 64-ranked Caty McNally, who defeated Lauren Davis in her first-round outing. Given Anastasia’s superior form coming into this meeting and greater pedigree, we are backing her to triumph against Catherine.

Over 20.5 Games

Against Davis, McNally’s serve was on point, sending down five aces and had a 74% 1st serve percentage. She was only broken once, in the only opportunity she gave. However, she found it difficult to convert her chances with seven breakpoints earned from 11 chances. Her powerful serve will be on show against Potapova, who will fancy her chances after claiming 80% of her 1st serve points. She did force the issue by serving six of the even serve breakpoints that came on serve. With both players not giving much on their serves, a long time on the courts is expected. Based on this, we are backing Over 20.5 Games selection, as was the case in Potapova’s last outing against Kostyuk.

Catherine McNally 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 Birmingham Open.

Catherine McNally

The talented American is known for her aggressive style of play, which should help her cause on the Birmingham Classic’s grass court. In recent matches, McNally has shown both promise and inconsistency. While she has achieved notable victories against top-ranked opponents like Maria Sakkari and Petra Kvitova, she has also faced early exits in some tournaments, including the Australian Open. However, with her raw talent and determination, McNally remains a formidable opponent on the court.

Anastasia Potapova

The Russian rising brings an all-around game to the WTA Tour. While Potapova has had success in doubles, winning several titles, her serve has been an area of inconsistency. Nevertheless, currently placed at No. 21, she has shown resilience and maintained a solid ranking in the WTA standings. Potapova’s 2023 season has seen both triumphs and disappointments. Notable achievements include reaching the semifinals of the Adelaide Open while experiencing early exits in tournaments such as the French Open.

Catherine McNally vs Anastasia Potapova Head to Head

This is the first meeting between McNally and Potapova.

Catherine McNally vs Anastasia Potapova Match Details

Birmingham Open - Rothesay Classic
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  • What is the prize money for Birmingham Open in 2023? The total prize money for the 2023 edition stands at €$259,303.
  • Who is the top seed of the Birmingham Open? Barbora Krejcikova is the top seed at Birmingham Open.
  • Where is the match being played? The venue for this fixture is Edgbaston Priory Club.

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