WTA Internationaux de Strasbourg, 14:00 – Keys v Mladenovic
What a bizarre match yesterday between Keys and Lucic Baroni. Lucic Baroni was a set and 5-0 up but Keys pulled back to serve for the set at 6-5. She was broken but won the tie break. She took the third in another tie break.
Mladenovic was more solid in her win over Riske . She faced just 1 break point which she saved. She has found a little more consistency this season.
Keys is priced too low as this should be very close. Keys is a hard player to predict at times as her level of play fluctuates so much from match to match. I will lay whichever player takes an early break lead. Mladenovic has a good chance of the win especially if Keys serve is a little off. Keys was broken 8 times in her last match.
WTA Nurnberger Versicherungscup, 16:30 – Arruabarrena v Witthoeft
Witthoeft leads 1-0. That was in 2014 on an indoor hard court and she won in straight sets.
Great win for Arruabarrena over Lisicki in a third set tie break.She did well to keep her focus after a lengthy rain delay.
Witthoeft was comfortable in her last match and whilst she was always ahead she struggled a little on her second serve.
It is very hard to separate these two and I think it will be a very close match. Three sets looks likely. I give a slight edge to Witthoeft as she is at home and that last match must have taken a lot out of Arruabarrena.
Back Witthoeft if she goes a break behind.