Mutua Madrid Open, QF Prediction
?? Maria Sharapova vs. ?? Kiki Bertens
I’m going to give the slight edge to Sharapova here. Whilst there is no doubting that Bertens is one of the top performers on a clay court on the WTA tour, I think the experience of Sharapova will play a big part in guiding her to a tough victory. Bertens enters this match on the back of one of the biggest wins of her career so it will be tough for her to rebound 24 hours later against one of the biggest names in the sport, especially given this will be the first meeting between the pair. I don’t think Sharapova will be too bothered by the power of Bertens and Sharapova will be able to put Bertens in uncomfortable positions, something Wozniacki was not able to do yesterday. I see Maria Prevailing in a tight one.