Quebec City schedule:
Lauren Davis vs. Camila Giorgi
Camila's game is so hit or miss that you'll never know what will happen to her. But based on her recent US Open form, she seems to have hit her stride and will carry her form forward. Davis was unceremoniously dumped out with a double bagel in US Open. That is going to hurt for a while. Facing an in form player, her hopes are bleak.
Pick: Giorgi in 2 sets
Anna Tatishvili vs. Lucie Safarova
Can somebody tell me what Tatishvili has done to warrant so many main draw appearances? It seems that she loses in every one of them but yet continues to be grant main draw entry. Lucie will be delighted at facing Anna, as she is dropping down the rankings herself. Not too sure what's going on for Lucie but maybe she just needs a break. Anyway, the Czech should be able to take this match. If Lucie loses this, she should really consider taking the rest of the year off.
Pick: Safarova in 2 sets
Yaroslava Shvedova vs. Vesna Dolonc
Coming off a good showing in US Open, Shvedova should be the favourite to take this title. She faces Vesna Dolonc, a steady but unimpressive player who can outlast players who are not having their day. Dolonc doesn't have a huge weapon whereas Shvedova has tons of them. It's just that Yaroslava has the tendency to think too much and lose her concentration. If she puts her mind to it, she will blow Dolonc in 2 easy sets.
Pick: Shvedova in 2 sets
Sure win bets: Julia Glushko, Petra Cetkovska, Maria-Tereza Torro-Flor, Bethanie Mattek Sands, Lucie Safarova
Upset alert: Lauren Davis, Eleni Daniilidou, Mirjana Baroni-Lucic