WTA Eastbourne Semifinal Predictions Including Leylah Fernandez vs Madison Keys

The WTA event in Eastbourne always produces surprises. This year we’ve had Emma Raducanu make the quarterfinals and perhaps more amazingly, Jasmine Paolini make the final four despite never winning a match at Wimbledon before. Let’s see who will make the final and find the form and confidence going into the third major of the year.

WTA Eastbourne semifinal predictions

Jasmine Paolini vs Daria Kasatkina

Head-to-head: Paolini 3-1

We all know Paolini was having a great year, as evident with her amazing final run at Roland Garros a few weeks ago, but not many expected that to immediately translate onto the grass, a surface where she’s never won a match on at Tour level. In fairness, she was handed a withdrawal 5-2 up in her first match here but absolutely routing Katie Boulter, a good grass-courter, in the quarterfinals 6-1 7-6(0) was more than surprising.

With Russian Kasatkina, you know what you’re going to get, as Emma Raducanu found out in the last round getting routed. The big question is whether Paolini can grind Kasatkina down enough on a grass court, on paper you would probably think not but with the way she’s playing and the form and confidence she has right now, it’s perhaps not impossible.
Prediction: Paolini in 3

Leylah Fernandez vs Madison Keys

Head-to-head: Keys 1-0

Believe it or not, this is only the Canadian’s fifth semifinal on Tour since making the US Open final back in 2021. For all the potential we know she has, she’s struggled to put it together and maintain fit these past few years. Still only 21, she’s looked supreme in her last five sets in Eastbourne losing just eight games in all combined. Things get a lot harder in the semis though with former Wimbledon semifinalist and defending champion Madison Keys in the next round.