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Wimbledon Day 2 Women’s Predictions including Gauff vs Ruse

The second day of Wimbledon will feature 32 women’s matches. We’ll wrap up Round 1 (weather permitting) and find out who advances to Round 2. As always, we’ll be sharing our thoughts on all the matches for you at LWOT. We divided the 32 matches into eight articles. The other articles have a function Iga Swiatek vs Jana Fett, Serena Williams vs Harmony Tan, Garbine Muguruza vs Greet Minnen, Jessica Pegula vs Donna Vekic, Paula Badoa vs Louisa Chirico, Petra Kvitova vs Jasmine Paoliniand Simona Halep vs Karolina Muchova. Today’s articles are predicted by Fraser Learmonth, Jakub Bobro and Jim Smith.

Wimbledon Day 2 Women’s Predictions

Barbora Krejčíková vs Maryna Zaněvská

Fraser:
Krejčíková has played only two matches since February due to injury. The former French Opinion champion has a shortage of matches on surfaces she doesn’t particularly enjoy. Zanevska has played good tennis this year and I like her chances of an upset win this year.
Prediction: Zanevska in 3

Jacob:
An elbow injury stopped it Great form Krejčíková over the past two seasons. The Czech was out of Dubai at the French Open and has lost both matches since her comeback. On grass, Krejčíková lost to Marta Kostyuk last week in Eastbourne. Zaněvská starts on a streak of four defeats and has not won a single match on grass since 2018, so Krejčíková gets a nice draw here to start.
Tip: Krejčíková in 2

Them:
Krejčíková is another star name arriving at Wimbledon in the midst of a miserable season. The Czech has struggled with both injuries and the pressures of being a Grand Slam champion, and after a first-round exit in Paris, it’s hard to see her going deep at Wimbledon. But even Zaněvská is not in shape and of the two, there is no doubt that Krejčíková is the better player.
Tip: Krejčíková in 2

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Shelby Rogers vs Petra Martic

Fraser:
Martic has shown signs of her old self in recent months. The Croatian also has a great game on grass and is tough when in full swing. Rogers is always a dangerous opponent, but I don’t think she can handle Martic here. This should be a great match to watch.
Prediction: Martic at 3

Jacob:
Rogers started her grass season with a nice run in Den Bosch, defeating Elena Rybakina to reach the semi-finals. Martic is best known for her results on clay and lost the first round to Aleksandra Krunicova and Jodie Burrage in the lead on grass, but has twice reached the fourth round here. It should be an interesting match of decent quality and I’m going with Rogers here.
Prediction: Rogers in 3rd

Them:
If this pair can play their best tennis, it should be a match. Especially for the first round. Unfortunately, there is no indication that this is the case. But at least Rogers was winning some matches on grass and reached the semi-finals in Den Bosch. Martic’s record on the surface this year is a rather dismal 0-2.
Prediction: Rogers in 3rd

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Danka Kovinic vs Sonay Kartal

Fraser:
Kovinic has done amazing things for herself and Montenegrin tennis over the last 12 months. She will certainly want to do it again at Wimbledon and against a young and inexperienced player at this level in Kartal, she has a real opportunity. Back to Kovinic to move forward in this one.
Prediction: Kovinic for 2

Jacob:
Kovinicova is, frankly, a poor grass-court player, 3-10 is her career record. All three of her wins came in Wimbledon qualifying. This is a great opportunity for the 20-year-old Kartal, a very deserving wild card. The Brit earned her first ranking points only eight months ago and is already in the Top 250. Kartal is 30-5 this season, including four ITF titles and a semi-final at the ITF 100 in Ilkley. I expect the young Brit to win in her Wimbledon debut and introduce herself to the tennis world.
Prediction: Kartal for 2

Them:
This is a big opportunity for Kartal. The Brit is an underdog but will have the crowd right behind her and Kovinic, with all due respect, is hardly an insurmountable obstacle. The Montenegrin was well beaten in her only grass outing of the season so far, and while she will likely be more competitive here, expect Kartal to be the player to make it to the second round.
Prediction: Kartal for 3

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Coco Gauff vs Elena-Gabriela Ruse

Fraser:
Gauff broke through on the WTA at Wimbledon and hasn’t looked back since. The teenager is knocking hard on the door of the top ten and should join this exclusive club sooner rather than later. She is the better player here overall and on grass and should get past Ruse and into the 2nd round.
Prediction: Russia for 2

Jacob:
Gauff became the youngest slam finalist since Maria Sharapova at Roland Garros in Wimbledon 2004 last month. The American is also a strong grass-court player, reaching the second week in both of her previous appearances. Gauff also looked good in Berlin, beating Karolina Pliskova to reach the semi-finals, so I’d be surprised if Ruse poses much of a challenge. The Romanian managed to qualify Wimbledon twice in the past but never made it past the first round here.
Prediction: Gauff for 2

Them:
Gauff’s French Open dream ended in a heartbreaking loss and the young American will certainly not recover from this disappointment. But she recovered enough to reach the semi-finals in Berlin, suggesting she was not unduly affected. If she can maintain the level she showed in the German capital, she should have too much for the Russian.
Prediction: Gauff for 2

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