Garcia 1.55, Gavrilova 2.89
Gavrilova leads their previous matches 5-1. They last played in Strasbourg in May 2017 on clay. Gavrilova won in straight sets in the semi final. She has won their last 4 matches. Garcia’s win was in the Hopman Cup exhibition in 2016.
They have identical records in 2018. Eight wins from 13 matches. Garcia has slightly better overall results in last 12 months. Garcia also has better hard court results in the last year.
Gavrilova had problems with her second serve in the last round. She hit 8 double faults and won just 38% of points on her second serve. Wickmayer broke her serve 4 times from 8 break chances.
Garcia faced just 2 break points in her match with Jennifer Brady. This year she reached the fourth round at the Australian Open and quarter finals in Doha and Dubai.
Back Garcia above 1.80. This should be an entertaining match.