Sabine Lisicki vs Naomi Broady, Malaysian Open QF Preview

Malaysian Open QF: (3) (wc) Sabine Lisicki vs Naomi Broady

An interesting quarter-final match-up in Kuala Lumpur sees 2 of the biggest servers go head-to-head when Sabine Lisicki comes up against Naomi Broady. This will be the first career meeting between the pair.

Sabine Lisicki has made a really poor start to the season but has a chance to gain some much needed momentum in Kuala Lumpur. The German advanced through to the quarter-finals courtesy of tight straight set victories over Magda Linette and Barbora Krejcikova. Kuala Lumpur is the first event in 2016 that Sabine has managed to record back-to-back victories, a couple more victories for Sabine would be the perfect preparation heading into Indian Wells and Miami where the German has a significant amount of points to defend.

 

Unlike Sabine Lisicki, Naomi Broady does having winning momentum on her side after a positive start to the season. However, the majority of Naomi’s victories have been at the lower level including a title run at the 100k ITF event in Midland a couple of weeks ago. Broady started the week in Kuala Lumpur with a three set win over Klara Koukalova before beating Zhaoxuan Yang in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals.

On paper, this looks like a bit of a danger match for Sabine but I actually expect her to do well in this match-up. Obviously both players are fantastic servers but Sabine is far more competent and versatile from the baseline and is also a better returner and has far greater movement and defensive skills. Sabine should win this match.Β 

Prediction: Sabine Lisicki to defeat Naomi Broady in 2 sets


4 thoughts on “Sabine Lisicki vs Naomi Broady, Malaysian Open QF Preview”

  1. I am sorry to say this but those predictions are worse and worse up to me, this one was really wrong… And there are more and more of them, I think you could do much better.

    1. Okay thanks? First match that I got wrong this week that I wrote a preview for so I’m not sure what you are talking about. Yes In my general prediction there have been a lot wrong but that is normal for events like this, those are mainly just for fun, more serious predictions are the ones that I write about.

    2. Also I don’t think many, if any could be making great prediction in the last couple of weeks (unless they are incredibly lucky or maybe even don’t know much about tennis) because the results have obviously been crazy and unpredictable so please think about that before making such comments and also take into account that I can’t see the future and nothing is ever guaranteed.

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