MCHALE TO BEAT GARCIA @ 7-4
Mchale leads the head to head 3-1 winning the last three meetings and has looked in solid form.
STRYCOVA TO BEAT OSTAPENKO @ 5-4
Strycova has won their only meeting in straight sets and has been playing well, Ostapenko won Seoul last week and I am not sure how she will react this week as it’s always tough backing up a tournament victory.
CIRSTEA TO BEAT WANG @ 6-4
Wang leads the head to head 1-0. I feel Cirstea’s all-out attacking game could upset Wang here
MERTENS TO BEAT VESNINA @ 11-10
Mertens has won their only meeting and has been in excellent form all season and I expect that to continue,
TSURENKO TO BEAT MUGURUZA @ 9-2
Tsurenko leads the head to head 1-0. She can be a real match winner on her day, Fitness concerns but she has always been better when fresh and has not played much tennis recently and looked dynamite in beating Navarro in straight sets. Muguruza has been the class all season but I am worried about her motivation now and happy to oppose at a great price.
CORNET TO BEAT KUZNETSOVA @ 2-1
Cornet upset Pavy yesterday and I can see something similar in this matchup, She has great athletism and defensive skills and could keep the rallies long forcing Kuznetsova to try and hit winners when they are not there to hit.
DAVIS TO BEAT MAKAROVA @ 11-4
Davis very consistent and Makarova can throw in a dodgy performance out of nowhere and has very fragile confidence on the court
KHROMACHEVA TO BEAT HIBINO @ 13-8
HOGENKAMP TO BEAT KRUNIC @ 5-2