Swiss player Belinda Bencic will go against Spanish player Paula Badosa in the quarter-finals of the WTA Charleston Open 2022. The former is ranked 21 in the world while the latter is ranked 3 in the world.
Paula Badosa vs Belinda Bencic: Match Details
Tournament: WTA Charleston Open 2022
Match: Paula Badosa vs Belinda Bencic
Round: Quarter- finals
Date: 8th April 2022
Venue: Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Surface: Clay court
Prize Money: $888,636
Paula Badosa vs Belinda Bencic: Preview
Last year, Paula Badosa took a significant step forward, culminating in her victory in the Indian Wells Masters. She was able to establish herself as one of the finest players in the world as a result of it, and she also competed in the WTA Finals in Guadalajara. This season was primarily about extending her winning streak, which she has done admirably.
Although losing against Kudermetova was difficult, she returned with the hopes of improving her performance this year. So far, things have gone well, with two solid victories and a chance to move to the semifinals. It all started with a trophy in Sydney, and the Spaniard has had a very fantastic run since then. Her season record of 18-6 is pretty good, and she has risen to world number three. She’s no stranger to Charleston, having reached the semifinals here last year.
Despite not having many results to brag about, Belinda Bencic is enjoying a good year. The Swiss player is building on a strong performance in Tokyo last year when she won Olympic Gold seemingly out of nowhere. She still lacks titles, but consistency was crucial in getting her to where she is now.
Charleston is a location she’s played three times before, with the best performance being a quarterfinal appearance. She has the potential to go much further this time, especially given her recent great form. Her confidence was boosted by the semifinal in Miami, and she’s been playing great since then. The team’s overall record is 12-6, and it’s just going to get better.
Paula Badosa vs Belinda Bencic: Head-to-head
They had previously played three times, with Badosa winning all three games. The most recent was this year in Sydney when the Spaniard won 7-6(6) 3-6 6-3. The other matched being Madrid Masters 2021 and the WTA Charleston 2021.
Paula Badosa vs Belinda Bencic: Prediction
This is a fascinating duel between two athletes who are both performing admirably. Nobody will have an obvious edge because they are both familiar with the event and the conditions. Badosa has a distinct advantage over her opponent when it comes to clay.
Another advantage is her 3-0 head-to-head record versus Bencic, indicating that something about the matchup favours her. Last year in Charleston, one of the matchups was played, and Badosa triumphed in three sets. In fact, two of the three games they played were played in three sets, so things are often tight.
This time around, I expect things to be very similar. Bencic is performing better right now, but Badosa’s battling attitude should not be ignored. I believe we will see three sets, thus the over/under on games is something to consider. I’ll back Badosa until she proves me wrong in the winner’s circle.
Prediction: Paula Badosa to win in 3-sets.
Paula Badosa vs Belinda Bencic: Broadcast and Live Stream Details
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