Caroline Wozniacki vs Lauren Davis, Doha QF Preview

Qatar Total Open, ?? Quarter-Final Match Preview:
?? Caroline Wozniacki vs ?? (Q) Lauren Davis

Caroline Wozniacki looms as one of the favorites to win the 2017 Qatar Total Open heading into the business end of the tournament. The Dane is in great form this week which was clear in her impressive straight set win over Agnieszka Radwanska. Lauren Davis is also in top form having come through the qualifying draw to reach the final eight in Doha.

Caroline Wozniacki has come through both of her opening matches in Doha in straight sets. The former world number 1 started the week with a cool 6-2 6-3 win over Kiki Bertens before producing a high level of tennis to beat Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5 6-3. Wozniacki served particularly well against Radwanska, one the keys to her victory as well as a determination to be more aggressive under pressure. Wozniacki was not broken in the second set, saving a couple of crucial break points midway through the set, clutch play from Caroline.

Lauren Davis started the year on fire in Auckland where she won her first career title and is on another winning streak having come through the qualifying draw to reach the final 8 in Doha. Davis has won 5 matches in Doha, including two tough main draw wins over Roberta Vinci and Elena Vesnina, both in straight sets. Davis is probably playing the best tennis of her career at the moment but a player such as Wozniacki will provide a huge test for the American.

I think this is good match-up for Wozniacki. Davis might be playing well but her ability to consistently compete and hit through Wozniacki is very questionable. Wozniacki is rock-solid this week and looks like she will be tough to break down. I suspect Wozniacki will win this quite comfortably in what is the first career meeting between the pair.

Prediction: Caroline Wozniacki to defeat Lauren Davis in 2 sets


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