Heather Watson vs Viktorija Golubic Prediction and Odds: Nottingham Open 2023

The quarterfinal stage of the Nottingham Open brings together two fierce competitors, Heather Watson and Viktorija Golubic, who are set to engage in an intense showdown. In H2H encounters, both competitors have one win apiece and will look to tilt the balance in their favour. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

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Heather Watson vs Viktorija Golubic – Match Predictions

Under 21.5 Games

Neither Watson nor Golubic has seen 21 games during their adventures in Nottingham. With Watson coming from the qualifiers, this is six matches combined where the match has finished in 20 games or fewer. Add to the fact that both rivals have claimed straight-sets victories. They will surely battle it out but we do not expect the cheetahs to change their spots. It will be a quick meeting, one finishing in two sets and under 21.5 games.

Heather Watson to Win

Golubic is the higher-ranked player with Watson trailing her by 45 places. While the Swiss ace has made little work of her rivals, overcoming the much fancied Jule Niemeier and Tatjana Maria, former Wimbledon quarter-finals, it is the British ace who has overcome bigger hurdles. Testament to her ability and experience, we are backing her to claim passage to the semi-finals of the Nottingham Open.

Heather Watson vs Viktorija Golubic Preview

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

Heather Watson

Watson arrived in Nottingham after facing a series of losses. She had struggled to secure a tour-level main draw win since February. However, Watson has turned the tide in this tournament, showcasing her skill and determination. With four commanding straight-set victories in the qualifiers and the main draw, she has reached the quarterfinals for the first time in this event. At 31 years old, she has shown great form by defeating strong opponents, including last year’s Wimbledon quarterfinalists Jule Niemeier and Tatjana Maria. She will surely be using this tournament to turn her 2023 season around.

Viktorija Golubic

The skilled Swiss tennis player has had a challenging season in 2023. With only one main draw win on the WTA tour so far when she defeated Hailey Baptiste in Miami. However, Golubic has recently shown great determination in the Nottingham Open, where she secured two consecutive wins against tough opponents, Jil Teichmann and Donna Vekic. Having reached the quarterfinals on grass before, Golubic is no stranger to success on this surface. Despite her current ranking of 150th, she aims to continue her impressive performance and make a comeback.

Heather Watson vs Viktorija Golubic Head to Head

This is the third meeting between Heather Watson and Viktorija Golubic on the WTA tour, with one win for each competitor so far.

  • 08/06/22 Viktorija Golubic won 2-0 (Nottingham, Grass)
  • 14/06/21 Heather Watson won 2-1 (Birmingham, Grass)

Heather Watson vs Viktorija Golubic Match Details

Nottingham Open
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  • When will this match start? This match starts at 14:00 GMT on 16 June.
  • Who is the top seed of the Nottingham Open? Maria Sakkari is the top seed at Nottingham Open.
  • Where is the match being played? The venue for this fixture is Nottingham Tennis Centre.

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