Kerkhove 2.38, Rodina 1.66
Rodina won their only previous meeting. That was in June 2014 in Middelburg, Netherlands. She won on clay in straight sets..
On hard courts Kerkhove has had a much better season. She has won 70% of her matches compared to just 40% for Rodina. Two weeks ago she reached the final of an indoor ITF tournament in Shrewsbury, England.
Rodina has put in some decent performances on hard and reached the semi finals in Guangzhou, China in September. That was her only good tournament on hard courts this year. She did reach the semi finals of this tournament last season.
We have some value on Kerkhove to win at least a set and I favour her to win the match. A very good chance of it going to 3 sets.
Lay Rodina between 1.45 and 1.50.
Update: Tough to predict final outcomes this week but we had some decent trades in this one.Kerkhove was broken 3 times in the first set and broke back the first 2 times.
Rodina won 6-3, 7-6.