Tereza Martincova vs Antonia Lottner, Gstaad QF Preview

Ladies Championship, Gstaad, ???️ Quarter-final Preview
?? Tereza Martincova vs (Q) ?? Antonia Lottner
Tereza Martincova and Antonia Lottner will do battle for a rare appearance at the semi-final stage of a WTA tour level event. Martincova has reached the semi-finals at a WTA tour level event on 1 previous occasion (last year in Quebec City), whilst Antonia Lottner will be aiming to reach the semi-final stage at this level for the very first time in her career. With so much on the line, it will be interesting to see which of these two relatively inexperienced players will step up and make the most of this big opportunity.

Tereza Martincova cruised through her opening round match in Gstaad, beating Irina Khromacheva 6-1 6-2. It was in the second round that Martincova claimed one of the biggest wins of her career, the young Czech stunned the top seeded Caroline Garcia 7-5 7-6 to advance to the quarter-final stage, a very impressive win for Martincova given how well Garcia has been playing of late.

Antonia Lottner is also having a great week in Gstaad. Lottner has already won 4 matches this week having come through the qualifying draw. In the main draw, Lottner has won back-to-back tough three set matches over local Swiss opponents. The German claimed a 5-7 6-4 7-6 first round victory over defending champion Viktorija Golubic before securing her spot in the quarter-finals with a 7-6 2-6 6-3 win over Patty Schnyder.

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Martincova won the only previous clash between the pair, a 6-4 6-2 win on clay at the 25K ITF Grado event back in 2015. This time the pair meet with much more at stake, but I think we will see a similar result with Martincova again emerging victorious. Martincova’s victory over Garcia in the previous round was a huge result and will give her great confidence heading into this match. Beating a big server such as Garcia is perfect preparation for a match against Lottner, if Martincova can produce a similar level on Friday she will have too much game for Lottner.

Prediction: Tereza Martincova to defeat Antonia Lottner in 3 sets

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