BEGU TO BEAT SEVASTOVA @ 2-1
Begu 31-19 indoors Sevastova 31-28. Begu has the better serve and on these courts, I think that will be the deciding factor in today’s match. Sevastova leads the head to head 3-1 but on hard courts, it becomes 1-1.
MLADENOVIC TO BEAT SASNOVICH @ 11-10
Mladenovic leads the head to head 2-1 and on hard courts, she has won their only meeting in straight sets. Both are happy on indoor courts and similar to the above match I think Mladenovic with her more powerful serve will prove difficult to break and expect her to come through in two tight sets or possibly three.
VIKHLYANTSEVA TO BEAT VESNINA @ 11-8
Vesnina is not great indoors and against the young Russian she will struggle, Vikhlyantseva is very comfortable on indoor courts and looked very impressive in defeating Kanepi in straight sets in her last match.
LARSSON TO BEAT MAIA @ 11-10
Maia leads the head to head 1-0 winning on clay in their only meeting. The two players have totally different records on indoor hard courts. Maia 5-4 win-loss record compared to Larsson’s 101-42 on indoor hard courts and the swede is so comfortable when she moves indoors.