Australian Open Day 7 Women’s Predictions including Swiatek vs Rybakina

After a captivating week of tennis in Melbourne, the Australian Open is fast approaching the end of business for the tournament. Day 7 will see eight players vying for a place in the quarter-finals, and as always, we here at LWOT will be giving our predictions for all four matches. But who will secure their place in the quarter-finals?

Day 7 Australian Open Predictions

Coco Gauff vs. Jelena Ostapenko

Damien: Is Yelena Ostapenko Yelena? This is a question that has always been very difficult to answer. If she feels like it, she’s definitely one of the guys who can upset Coco Gauff with the top speed she’ll steer at her front corner. Will you be consistent enough with it? The safe answer is no, but a Latvian should feel free to prove otherwise.

Prediction: Gauff at 3

yosh: Gauff looks in such impressive shape now. Ostapenko is one of the few players who can actually hit Gauff out of the field, but she is not persistent enough to be confident in doing so.

Prediction: Gauff at 3

C.: In these conditions, it is difficult to overtake Ostapenko. The Latvians could make better use of Gauff’s real bounce and relatively slow pace. If you can play with enough discipline, expect Ostapenko to beat Goff.

Prediction: Ostapenko at 3
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Iga Swiatek vs. Elena Rybakina

Damien: Iga Swiatek has shown that she can still dispatch any opponent who can’t put her under pressure very comfortably. This will be a struggle for her, especially since Elena Rybakina has some of the strongest serve/return games on tour and hits a very flat ball that fits perfectly with the conditions in Melbourne this year.

Prediction: Rybakina at 3

yosh: Swiatek is basically unbeatable now. It doesn’t matter how good Rybakina is or what she does in this match. The pole is in a class of its own right now.

Prediction: Swiatek at 2

Jim: Swiatek hasn’t been particularly convincing yet at the Australian Open. In contrast, Rybakina looked excellent. It is a pity that the Pole will face another Grand Slam champion in the fourth round.

Prediction: Rybakina at 3
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Jessica Pegula vs. Barbora Krejkova

Damian: On a match-making basis, Barbora Krejkova has plenty of versatility that she can use to mix things up against Jessica Pegula, avoiding the fast-paced basic rallies that The Americans excel at. Will it be enough here? It may not be like the third seed is flying right now, but it could make for a great showdown anyway.

Prediction: Pegula on 3

yosh: Swiatek might be in a class of its own, but Pegula is right behind it. It’s a shame that these two meet in the semifinals, but no one else can stop the American.

Prediction: Pegula at 2

C: Krejcikova is good enough to win this match, but she will need to play her best tennis. Unfortunately for the Czech, it has been some time since she has played at this level. Expect Pegula to prove too sharp for Krejcikova.

Prediction: Pegula at 2
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Victoria Azarenka vs Zhu Lin

Damien: Not mentioned as a title contender very often, but there are some positive vibes at the 2020 US Open in Victoria Azarenka’s career once again. The return is still to come and its core game is still of elite quality. Zhu Lin’s elimination of Maria Sakkari is definitely a lucky break, but I think the Belarusian was the favorite to advance regardless, just not as big as here.

Prediction: Azarenka at 2

yosh: Azarenka is looking back on the years now, and the draw that has opened up in front of her has helped. Should be a favorite in this match as well.

Prediction: Azarenka at 3

C: Azarenka is the favorite here. As impressive as Zhu Lin was, it’s hard to see her getting the better of the Belarusian.

Prediction: Azarenka at 2

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