SportsHub Tennis Expert – 2023 China Open Quarterfinals Predictions

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China Open quarterfinals predictions are on the SportsHub tennis menu this week. The men’s singles tournament may have finished, but the women’s singles event is in full swing. 

Jannik Sinner claimed the ATP crown in Beijing, defeating Daniil Medvedev in a thrilling final. With high-profile stars like Iga Swiatek and Coco Gauff going for gold in the WTA event, we are set for another exciting showpiece. 

Read on to discover my China Open quarterfinals predictions for the women’s singles tournament. 

What’s Happened at the 2023 China Open So Far? 

Before we dive into my 2023 China Open quarterfinals predictions, let’s recap the tournament so far. We have already been treated to countless memorable clashes in Beijing, and there are still plenty of intriguing matchups to look forward to. 

Jannik Sinner won the men’s singles tournament on Wednesday, getting the better of Daniil Medvedev. The 22-year-old Italian even managed to overcome Carlos Alcaraz in the semifinals, emphasizing his remarkable rise. 

The men’s doubles event also finished earlier this week, with Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek defeating Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski in the final. The women’s doubles final is scheduled for this weekend. 

As for the women’s singles tournament, big-name players such as Jessica Pegula, Ons Jabeur and Marketa Vondrousova have already been eliminated. That means several seeded players will not feature in my China Open quarterfinals predictions.  

China Open Player Analysis – Women’s Singles Contenders 

The women’s singles quarterfinal lineup is almost complete. Six of the eight quarterfinalists have been confirmed, meaning two berths are up for grabs. Maria Sakkari and Wang Xinyu will battle it out for a place in the last eight, while Aryna Sabalenka and Jasmine Paolini will contest the other last-16 match. 

Let’s take a closer look at the confirmed quarterfinalists. 

  • Iga Swiatek (#2) 
  • Coco Gauff (#3) 
  • Elena Rybakina (#5) 
  • Caroline Garcia (#9) 
  • Jelena Ostapenko (#13) 
  • Liudmila Samsonova (Unseeded) 

As you can see, Liudmila Samsonova is the only unseeded player in the women’s singles quarterfinals. The 24-year-old Russian sits at #24 in the WTA Rankings, but she has already seen off notable names like Petra Kvitova. 

At the opposite end of the spectrum, Iga Swiatek and Coco Gauff occupy #2 and #3, respectively. Aryna Sabalenka is the world #1 and the #1 seed, but Swiatek and Gauff are expected to run deep in the tournament. 

Elena Rybakina and Caroline Garcia also find themselves among the top 10. Rybakina lost the 2023 Australian Open final before reaching the Wimbledon quarterfinals, while Garcia made it to the US Open semifinals last year. 

Last but not least, Jelena Ostapenko will fancy her chances of challenging the top seeds in Beijing. Let’s not forget that Ostapenko won the 2017 French Open before reaching the quarterfinals of both the Australian Open and US Open earlier this year. 

2023 China Open Quarterfinals Predictions 

If you’re looking for some expert 2023 China Open quarterfinals predictions for the women’s singles tournament, you have certainly come to the right place. 

The women’s singles quarterfinals get underway on Friday, October 6. There are two confirmed quarterfinal matchups on the schedule, and I will be sharing my prediction and pick for both showdowns. 

It goes without saying that Garica vs. Swiatek is the standout matchup on the schedule, but the clash between Ostapenko and Samsonova has the potential to be a memorable battle. Let’s dive into my China Open quarterfinals predictions. 

Jelena Ostapenko vs. Liudmila Samsonova Prediction 

Odds: Jelena Ostapenko (+100); Liudmila Samsonova (-125) 

Samsonova has enjoyed an impressive China Open campaign up to now. The unseeded Russian has already defeated Alycia Parks, Petra Kvitova and Marta Kostyuk, highlighting her ability. That said, Samsonova doesn’t have a great record when it comes to ATP events. 

On the flip side, Ostapenko has a strong record in Gram Slam tournaments. The 2017 French Open champion has already featured in two Grand Slam quarterfinals this year, suggesting that she is rediscovering her best form. 

With that in mind, I’m backing Ostapenko to reach the semifinals, regardless of Samsonova’s favorite status. Having dispatched Jessica Pegula – the #4 seed – in the previous round, Ostapenko will be full of confidence ahead of the quarterfinals. 

Best Bet: Jelena Ostapenko (+100) 

Caroline Garcia vs. Iga Swiatek Prediction 

Odds: Caroline Garcia (+600); Iga Swiatek (-1000) 

As the bookies’ odds suggest, Swiatek is favored to make light work of Garcia. Granted, Swiatek is the standout player in this matchup, but I’m not sure why the 22-year-old is priced at -1000, with Garcia at +600. 

Although Swiatek has won four Grand Slam titles since 2020 – including three French Open triumphs – Garcia will back herself to upset the odds in Beijing. The Frenchwoman reached the semifinals of the US Open last year, so she knows what it takes to run deep in big events. 

If you’re sensing an upset, backing Garcia at +600 could prove to be extremely profitable. If you’re confident that Swiatek will avoid a shock defeat, exploring the handicaps and totals could be the way to go here. 

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China Open Quarterfinals Predictions Wrap-Up 

I’m backing Ostapenko to upset the odds against Samsonova, but you will need to sign in to access my pick for Garcia vs. Swiatek. All you need to do is create an account with Sports Hub, which is a quick and easy process. 

Stay tuned for more SportsHub tennis expert content in the near future. The Grand Slam season may be over, but there are still lots of high-profile tournaments to enjoy – and bet on – before the end of the year. 

If Grand Slams are your thing, the 2024 Australian Open kicks off in January, so you don’t have to wait long! In the meantime, be sure to lock in your China Open quarterfinals predictions.