Yulia Putintseva vs Kateryna Kozlova, Taiwan Open QF Prediction

Taiwan Open, Taipei City QF Prediction
?? (5) Yulia Putintseva vs ?? Kateryna Kozlova

I’d give a pretty clear edge to Kozlova here. Whilst Putintseva has not dropped a set yet this week, the quality of opposition has been quite inferior, a pair of opponents ranked outside the top 200. Putintseva struggled to close out both matches and I think Kozlova will enjoy this match-up on this surface. Kozlova had a good record on hard courts in 2017 and I expect her to be too strong for Putintseva. Yulia rarely beats these types of opponents on a surface like this and I have not at all been impressed with her level of play under pressure this year. Kozlova’s win over Shuai Zhang in the first round was very impressive. Kozlova should win.

Prediction: Kateryna Kozlova to defeat Yulia Putintseva in 2 sets

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