WTA Transylvania Open Day 2 Predictions Including Petkovic vs Gracheva


Round 1 action continues on Day 2 of the WTA Transylvania Open. The WTA Tour is reaching the end of 2021. This is one of the last opportunities for players to claim some much needed ranking points. Andrea Petkovic and Varvara Gracheva close the day on Centre Court in what promises to be a tight contest. Who will prevail? We also predict the rest of the day’s matches in a separate article.

WTA Transylvania Open Day 2 Predictions

Danka Kovinic vs Alison Van Uytvanck

H2H: Kovinic 2-0

Danka Kovinic and Alison Van Uytvanck will go head-to-head for the second time in as many weeks. Kovinic shocked Van Uytvanck in the opening round in Tenerife last week, a 6-3 6-3 victory for the Montenegrin. Back-to-back opening round losses to Kovinic would be a bitterly disappointing way to follow winning a title, that’s the equation Van Uytvanck is staring at here after winning her fifth title in Nur-Sultan a few weeks ago. A determined Van Uytvanck should be good enough to avoid another loss to Kovinic. Kovinic’s form has generally been horrible as she has lost 12 of her last 15 matches. Expect Van Uytvanck to avenge last week’s loss in more favourable conditions indoors where she usually plays her best tennis.
Prediction: Van Uytvanck in 2

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Jaqueline Cristian vs Kaja Juvan

H2H: Cristian 1-0

Jaqueline Cristian currently sits at a career high ranking of #105 thanks to some promising recent results. The Romanian wild card enters this week in decent form. The 23-year-old claimed one of the biggest wins of her career last week in Tenerife where she upset Tamara Zidansek in a rare main draw Tour-level victory. Meanwhile. Kaja Juvan has failed to extend any momentum she gathered be reaching the semifinals in Portoroz a few months ago. It was Cristian who prevailed 6-3 7-6 in their only previous meeting earlier this year in Belgrade. Juvan should have a better chance on this occasion given the hard court surface, her recent form isn’t great but there’s still enough to suggest she can pull off the win here.
Prediction: Juvan in 3

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Jana Fett vs Rebecca Peterson

H2H: Peterson 1-0

Jana Fett has been handed a second chance in Cluj-Napoca. Fett was smashed by Anna Bondar in the final round of qualifying, where she won just two games. The Croatian has been handed a spot in the main draw as a lucky loser thanks to the withdrawal of Camila Osorio. Fett faces an in form opponent in the opening round. Rebecca Peterson won the ITF 60K event in Rancho Santa last week without dropping a single set. On paper this will be an easy victory for Peterson. Fett has been struggling for a while and has only won one main draw match at tour level events over the last couple of years. Peterson is a class above and should be too solid here.
Prediction: Peterson in 2

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Andrea Petkovic vs Varvara Gracheva

H2H: First meeting.

Andrea Petkovic won her first WTA title in over six years in Cluj-Napoca earlier…

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