Heather Watson vs Katie Boulter Prediction and Odds: Nottingham Open 2023

All eyes will be on the Nottingham Open’s Center Court as Heather Watson and Katie Boulter contend with each other for a place in the final. Which of these players will reign supreme in this battle of the Brits?

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Heather Watson vs Katie Boulter – Match Predictions

As these players set their sights on a place in the Nottingham Open final, these are our predictions and tips for this match

Katie Boulter to Win

It’s important to point out that Heather Watson was on a four-match losing streak in singles prior to this tournament. However, she has been on an impressive run here at Nottingham, winning five in a row, including the qualifying rounds. It’s also fair to mention that Watson has struggled against Katie Boulter in recent years. Interestingly, the last two times these players met, Boulter won both meetings in straight sets. As a matter of fact, Heather Watson crashed out of this tournament two years ago at the hands of Katie Boulter. Keeping that in mind, we are leaning towards Katie Boulter for the win.

Under 23.5 Total Games

We’ve already established that Heather Watson is coming into this match on the back of five consecutive victories; it’s also worth noting that she won all of those in straight sets. Including the qualifying rounds, four of Heather Watson’s five matches in this competition went below the 23.5 games line. Likewise, all of Katie Boulter’s last five matches ended in minimum sets, and they all featured less than 24 games. Taking everything into account, we are going with the under option here.

Heather Watson vs Katie Boulter Preview

Now that we’ve sorted out our Heather Watson vs Katie Boulter predictions, let’s see how these players have fared in this competition.

Heather Watson

Heather Watson has looked really good in this tournament so far, across singles and doubles. The 31 year old will play both the singles and doubles semi-finals today. Ahead of this tie, Watson has won five singles matches in a row; it’ll be interesting to see if she can extend her winning streak to six matches.

Katie Boulter

On the other hand, Katie Boulter defeated Harriet Dart, Heather Watson’s doubles partner in the previous round. Like today’s opponent, she’s yet to surrender a set in this competition. Boulter will be eyeing a place in the Nottingham Open final, and she’ll fancy her chances against Heather Watson.

Heather Watson vs Katie Boulter Head to Head

Heather Watson and Katie Boulter have previously met on three occasions; Boulter leads the head-to-head with two wins from three. Interestingly, these players squared off against each other at this tournament two years ago, and Katie Boulter emerged victorious in straight sets.

  • 05/01/23 Boulter won 2-0 (ITF Canberra, Outdoor Hard)
  • 10/06/21 Boulter won 2-0 (Nottingham Open, Grass)
  • 17/08/18 Watson won 2-1 (ITF Vancouver, Indoor Hard)

Heather Watson vs Katie Boulter Match Details

Nottingham Open Center Court
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  • On which venue will this match start? The Watson vs Boulter match will take place at the Nottingham Open’s Center Court.
  • When will this match be played? This match is scheduled for Saturday 17th June, by 11:00 BST.
  • Who is the favourite between Heather Watson and Katie Boulter? Katie Boulter is slightly favoured over her compatriot.

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