PETKOVIC TO BEAT MLADENOVIC @ 11-8
Petkovic leads the head to head 5-0 including two wins on clay, she has the better return of serve and that could be the difference here.
PERA TO BEAT VESNINA @ EVENS
Pera win loss on clay over the last 12 months is 24-7 compared to Vesnina 5-4 who has struggled with injury and lack of confidence on the court.
KUCOVA TO BEAT ZHANG @ 10-3
Zhang tends to struggle badly on clay courts losing nearly 50% of her matches, Kucova is comfortable on the surface and in decent form having reached the last 32 last week and is value to cause an upset here.
SCHMIEDLOVA TO BEAT BEGU @ 6-4
Schmiedlova leads the head to head 3-1 and on clay it is tied 1-1, Begu holds more often but Schmiedlova is more of a threat on her return game. 13-8 compared to 21-7 are their respective win loss records on clay over the last 12 months and that just swings it in Schmiedlova’s favour
HERCOG TO BEAT PAVLYUCHENKOVA @ 8-5
Hercog is real clay court specialist, Pavy leads the head to head 3-1, Hercog has greater variation to her game and should come through and expose Pavlyuchenkova’s movement
VOEGELE TO BEAT TSURENKO @ EVENS
SIEGMUND TO BEAT VANDERWEGHE @ 11-10
Vanderweghe awful on clay against a very capable opponent on this surface and one who won’t be blasted off the court
KOZLOVA TO BEAT OSTAPENKO @ 8-1
Defending champion Ostapenko still is raw and unpredictable, Kozlova very capable on the red stuff and definitely not an 8-1 shot
COLLINS TO BEAT WOZNIACKI @ 33-10
KANEPI TO BEAT KASATKINA @ 7-4
CIRSTEA TO BEAT GAVRILOVA @ 7-5