LARSSON TO BEAT PLISKOVA @ 13-10
Larsson leads the head to head 1-0 she is an excellent player on indoor courts and providing she can deal with Pliskova;s serve then she has the better all round game.
FLIPKENS TO BEAT NICULESCU @ 7-4
Flipkens leads the head to head 4-3, Both comfortable indoors and I will give the edge to Flipkens who has the greater variation and will use her net skills to mix things up here.
WANG TO BEAT BERTENS @ 11-10
Over the past two season’s Wang’s hard court win loss record reads 64-37 compared to Bertens 34-30 who is far more at ease on clay, Neiter have been in great form so I taking the value and the better hard court player to come through here.
ZHUK TO BEAT SUAREZ NAVARRO @ 7-4
Zhuk has been playing well and done me a huge favour by winning against Giorgi via a retirement midway through the second set but she played very well there and only narrowly lost the first set and was ahead in the second set, she is in good form and looks a natural on hard courts. Navarro will always be vulnerable on this surface as she does not have the huge power to really be able to compete.