WTA Finals Singapore, Red Group match prediction
🇺🇸 (5) Sloane Stephens vs. 🇳🇱 (8) Kiki Bertens
Stephens and Bertens were the outsiders to progress through the red group, however after both claimed upset victories on debut the door is now open for one of these two to secure a spot in the semi-finals with a victory here. Stephens and Bertens have both reached new heights over the last 16 months and are both very confident on the big stage, expect a close match here but who will win?
I’m going to side with Stephens. When Stephens is motivated she is one of if not the best player on a hard court. Stephens always seems to peak at the biggest events and that may well be the case in Singapore after an impressive win over the pre-tournament favourite Naomi Osaka the other day. I think this should be a good match-up for Stephens on this surface. Stephens was able to deal with the power of Osaka in the previous round so there is no reason why she can’t do the same against Bertens. The superior stamina and athleticism of Stephens may well be the crucial factor in what should be a tight match.