WTA Tianjin Open 2019 Predictions for October 11 – Dayana Yastremska v Veronika Kudermetova & Magda Linette v Heather Watson Tips

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The 2019 Tianjin Open quarter-finals will be played on Friday, October 11 with some of the seeded players still in action. Here’s Dayana Yastremska v Veronika Kudermetova & Magda Linette v Heather Watson tips, previews and predictions along with a couple of other matches for today.

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Dayana Yastremska v Veronika Kudermetova Predictions & Preview

World number 23 Dayana Yastremska will take on the 45th-ranked Magda Linette for a place in the semi-final at Tianjin.

Yastremska’s had a brilliant season so far, having won a title on hard court too at Hua Hin, beating Ajla Tomljanovic in the final to clinch the first of her two tournament wins. And she has made it to the quarter-final here with just 11 games conceded in her two matches, winning easily against Lin Zhu and Peng Shuai.

Kudermetova herself hasn’t been too behind Yastremska in terms of performance. A 25-11 win-loss record on hard-court includes a title win of her own, and a semi-final at Hiroshima Open before this.

Interestingly, these have played each other just once before and it came on clay in 2016 on the lower ITF circuit. Kudermetova won in three sets and while Yastremska will still be a favourite here, another three-setter looks to be a likely result.

Tip: Three sets in the match: 8/5 with Unibet

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Heather Watson v Magda Linette Predictions & Preview

In what will be the second meeting between Magda Linette and Heather Watson, the pair meet in the Tianjin quarter-finals and it must be said that Watson has been quite a surprise entrant here. Having fallen to 125th in the world, Watson had been playing on the ITF circuit, and struggling to even make the main draws of WTA tournaments.

She was a semi-finalist at the New Haven Open but losses in the Wuhan and Beijing qualifiers would have quashed hopes of a good finish to the season. Instead, she has sent Kateryna Bondarenko and Wang Qiang out in straight sets, including a bagelling of the latter, to make it to the last-eight.

Linette, with a win-loss ratio of over two this season on hard court, with a title win in New York to her name, has also risen to 42nd in the world – just one lower than her career-best. Another win here will take her into the top 40 for the first time. The Pole made it to the quarterfinals after her opponent Kurumi Nara retired from their encounter in the first set but not before Linette had raced off to a 4-0 lead, having won her opener 6-3, 6-1.

Expect another clinical showing from Linette.

Tip: Linette to win in straight sets: 8/11 with Unibet

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Ons Jabeur v Yulia Putintseva Predictions & Preview

Yulia Putintseva takes on Ons Jabeur in their Tianjin Open quarter-finals on Friday in what will also be their first ever meeting. The 36th-ranked Putintseva had a rough opener against Astra Sharma but once she got into her groove, she overcame Samantha Stosur in two easy sets.

Can Putintseva now make it three wins in a row, having done that only once this year on hard court tournament main draws. Jabeur has surprised a few with her performances here though, winning both her opening two rounds with identical scorelines, 6-4, 6-2. She had earlier made it to the third round at US Open, making that her best showing.

In essence, both players are aiming at either emulating or bettering their previous bests this year. Putintseva starts a favourite but could be pushed to a third set.

Tip: Putintseva to win in three sets: 10/3 with Unibet

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Wang Yafan v Rebecca Peterson Predictions & Preview

Wang Yafan will meet Rebecca Peterson in their Tianjin quarter-final with their previous meeting having resulted in a three-set win for the 59th-ranked Peterson. Of course, that match came in 2015, so it’s tough to see if it would have any bearing to this match result.

Yafan began the week at 47th in the world, and depending on how this result goes, along with her own showing, she could well push ahead and get closer to that top 40. That said, she has a stiff battle ahead of her, facing Sweden’s Peterson who is 22-12 on win-loss on hard courts this season.

Peterson is also coming off a title win in Nanchang, has the form by her side and this could turn into another three-set slugfest.

Tip: Three sets in the match: 8/5 with Unibet

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