Day 4 predictions for WTA Chennai including Maria vs Poodoroska

The Round of 16 at the WTA 250 in Chennai will conclude on Day 4 where the last four quarter-finalists will be determined. With top seed Alison Riske Amritraj landing in the first round, the draw has opened up well for some of the lower ranked players to compete in the depths of the week of this 250-level event. The list of matches for the fourth day was highlighted in the fifth meeting between 2022 Wimbledon Semi-finals Tatiana Maria And the Argentinian Nadia Podroska. Who will advance in Chennai?

4th day forecast at WTA Chennai

Magda Linate vs. Oksana Selekhmeteva

Face to face: first meeting

Magda Linate and Oksana Selekhmeteva are gearing up for the showdown after convincing wins in the first round in Chennai. Both players imagine a hard court as their preferred surface, although 30-year-old Linette has much more experience than her 19-year-old opponent. This will be Selekhmeteva’s ninth professional tour match. She has seen quite a bit of success at lower levels over the past few seasons and is looking to slowly take her game to the Tour. The leftist has a strong game from the ground and is not afraid to attack the net. I think she could push veteran Linette into the third set, but I’d love to try the pole to pay off in this group.
Prediction: Linette in 3

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Anastasia Jasanova vs Kate Swan

Face to face: first meeting

Anastasia Jasanova is looking forward to backing up her convincing surprise from number one seed Alison Riske Amritraj with a victory over Katie Swan of Great Britain. There’s a lot at stake in this battle between the 23-year-old, with Jasanova looking to reach the quarter-finals for only the second time in her career at the Tour level while Swann is chasing her top spot. Although they are the same age, the Russian has much more tour-level experience than the Brit. Jasanova proved her strength with a 6-2 6-3 victory over Risk Amritraj. I’d love to carry that momentum deep into this tournament. Expect Gasanova to use the strong return technique to take down Swan in straight sets.
Prediction: Gasanova at 2

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Varvara Grasheva vs. Carol Chow

Face to face: first meeting

Varvara Gracheva and Karol Gao both managed back-to-back wins in the first round in Chennai. Although Gracheva is ranked No. 2 in this event and ranks 100+ points higher than Zhao, these two have been in pretty bad shape for the past six weeks. Gracheva entered this tournament after losing ten consecutive matches. Zhao has lost five in a row. Even though their first round victories showed the power of tennis, you have to wonder if these two guys are really in good shape. Due to the uncertainty of both players, I give a slight advantage to the 27-year-old Canadian player. Carol Chow is the most comfortable hard court player and has seen more consistent success this season (albeit mostly at a challenging level).
Prediction: Zhao in 3

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Tatiana Maria vs Nadia Podoroska

Head to head: Maria 3-1 Podoroska

Top seed #4 Tatiana Maria and Nadia Podroska are preparing for the match for the fifth and second time last month. Returning to Granby in late August, Maria edged out Podrowska 7-5, 6-1. The 35-year-old German made a comeback for the 2022 season. Her current world ranking is no. 84 is the highest it has held since August 2019 and would be much higher if it were awarded the Rank Points at Wimbledon. On the other hand, Nadia Podorowska played only 23 matches this season. Of those 23, only three came on hard courts. Comparatively, Maria is 18-12 years old on hard courts this season. She must use her strong form and stability to overtake the Argentine.
Prediction: Maria at 2

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