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The Cincinnati Open will be the last WTA 1000 event before this year’s US Open. A total of 56 players made it through to the main draw, and these players will set their sights on the Western & Southern Open title. Who will emerge victorious when it’s all said and done? In this article, we’ll provide our WTA Cincinnati Open predictions, which will be updated each day.
WTA Western & Southern Open predictions – outright winner
We would like to point out that Caroline Garcia won this title last year, defeating Petra Kvitova in the final. However, our pick for this year’s title is World number 1 Iga Swiatek. The Polish ace last played at the Canadian Open last week, where she reached the semifinal. She has been the most consistent player on the tour this year, winning more titles and reaching more finals than any other player. All things considered, we believe that Iga will win her first Cincinnati Open title today.
WTA Cincinnati Open picks – day 5
Iga Swiatek to win 2-0
Marie Bouzkova to win a set
Aryna Sabalenka to win
These are our WTA Cincinnati Open tips for today:
To be fair, Marketa Vondrousova has put up an impressive run of results lately; she won her first career grand slam title at the Wimbledon Championships last month, and has 12 wins in her last 13 singles matches. However, the Czech player will take on Iga Swiatek, who is arguably the best player on the WTA Tour right now. It’s important to point out that these players previously clashed on two occasions; and while Iga Swiatek won both meetings in straight sets, she didn’t surrender more than six games in either of those encounters. On that note, we are backing the current World number 1 to take this in straight sets.
Granted, Karolina Muchova has beaten Maria Sakkari, Petra Martic and Beatriz Haddad-Maia in this competition. However, it’s worth mentioning that she surrendered at least one set in all of her last four singles matches. On the other hand, Marie Bouzkova is coming off an impressive straight sets victory over Karolina Muchova; she has also beaten Caroline Garcia and Elise Mertens in the last 10 days. Given that Bouzkova also won one of two previous encounters between these players, we believe there’s some value in backing her to take at least one set in this match.
Ons Jabeur vs Aryna Sabalenka
Ons Jabeur and Aryna Sabalenka will be meeting for the sixth time today. Interestingly, five of their previous skirmishes were in big tournaments, with three of those coming in grand slam events. Although Ons Jabeur won the most recent encounter between these players, it’s important to point out that she has three losses in her last four clashes with Sabalenka. Keeping in mind that Sabalenka has a perfect two wins from two in outdoor hard court clashes between these players, we believe she’ll come out on top when it’s all said and done.
Frequently asked questions about the Cincinnati Open
- Who won the Cincinnati Open title last year? Caroline Garcia is the defending champion of this competition.
- Who is the pre-tournament favourite to win this year’s Cincinnati Open? Iga Swiatek is favoured over every other player in the Western and Southern Open.
- Where can I watch the Cincinnati Open live on TV? This tournament will be available on Amazon Prime for fans who live in the United Kingdom.
- How many seeded players are there in the Cincinnati Open? There are 16 seeds in this year’s event, and the top eight will get a first round bye.
- What will the winner of the Cincinnati Open get? Whoever wins this competition will get 1000 WTA ranking points.
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