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Heather Watson vs Yanina Wickmayer Prediction and Odds: Poland Open 2023

After a six year gap, Heather Watson and Yanina Wickmayer renew hostilities in the quarter-final of the Poland Open. The match promises excitement and intensity, as fans have come to expect from their previous duels. Both ladies are edging towards entering the top 100, adding further intrigue to this duel. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

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Heather Watson vs Yanina Wickmayer – Match Predictions

Yanina Wickmayer to Win

As Watson and Wickmayer prepare to face off in the quarter-final of the Poland Open, both players will draw upon their past encounters to gain an edge. Wickmayer’s recent impressive form, winning 20 of her last 23 matches, makes her a formidable opponent. Meanwhile, Watson’s tenacity and recent consistency in reaching the WTA quarterfinals add to the intrigue of this showdown. With a net positive H2H record and results in championship fixtures, we are backing Wickmayer to triumph in this meeting.

2-1 to Yanina Wickmayer

While Wickmayer has earned straight-set victories in previous outings in Warsaw, this match will be different. Duels between Heather and Yanina have been close affairs. Out of their last five meetings, three have required a deciding set. With both ladies impressing on the grass court swing and picking up where they left off in Poland, we expect a tough showdown between them. Based on this, we are backing the three-set affair, one in which blows are exchanged between Watson and Wickmayer but it is the Belgian who triumphs in the end.

Heather Watson vs Yanina Wickmayer Preview

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

Heather Watson

Watson has showcased her resilience and determination on the court. She fought hard against Yulia Hatouka, eventually securing a thrilling victory in three sets. This marked her fourth WTA quarterfinal appearance since the pandemic began, reflecting her consistency and skill on the tennis circuit. This has come in the backdrop of her being on the verge of dropping outside the top 200 in the rankings. However, she turned the tide with a well-timed semifinal run in Nottingham, where she won five straight-set matches.

Yanina Wickmayer

Wickmayer has been on an impressive comeback journey after returning to tennis following a 16-month maternity break. The Belgian player has tasted victory in significant events, claiming titles at W40 Tallinn, W100 Trnava, and W100 Surbiton. Her successes have propelled her closer to the top 100 rankings, displaying her ability to compete at a high level. This week, Wickmayer finds herself in her first quarterfinal on the main WTA tour since the 2017 Guangzhou semifinal.

Heather Watson vs Yanina Wickmayer Head to Head

Watson and Wickmayer have a competitive H2H history, with the Belgian ace currently leading 3-2. Yanina dominated their initial three clashes during the 2012-2013 seasons, but Watson made a strong comeback, securing victories over her in Miami in 2016 and Luxembourg in 2017.

Heather Watson vs Yanina Wickmayer Match Details

BNP Paribas Poland Open
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  • When will this match start? This match starts at 13:00 GMT on 28 July.
  • What is the prize money for WTA Poland Open 2023? The total prize money for Poland Open 2023 is $259,303.
  • Who is the top seed of the Poland Open? Polish and world number 1, Iga Swiatek has top billing at Poland Open 2023.


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