Sharapova 69.6%, Kerber 30.4%
Cuevas 70%, B Agut 30%
WTA Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, 13:00 – Witthoeft v Garcia
Witthoeft had a good win over Barthel in the last round. That was her first time in the main draw in Stuttgart.
Garcia again beat Ivanovic. That’s 3 times she has beaten her in the last couple of months. Garcia is the stronger player on clay and I expect her to take this but Witthoeft will have the crowd behind her and may give Garcia a scare or 2.
Back Garcia if she goes an early break behind or hits 1.70 . She starts around 1.47
Witthoeft 14.3%, Garcia 85.7%
ATP Barcelona, 14:30 – Paire v Kohlschreiber
head to heads are 2-2. Paire won their last 2 meetings. His wins were both in 2013 on hard courts and he won in 2 sets. They have never played on clay.
Kohlschreiber is an excellent clay court player. he hasn’t won back to back matches since October last year.
Paire already has 2 wins this week. He recovered well having lost the 1st set 6-1 to Gulbis.
I think this should be quite close. Paire has seemed stronger mentally than we have seen him for quite a while. They could easily go to 3 sets. I give a slight edge to Kohlschreiber.
Kohlschreiber starts around 1.55 but I need a higher price before backing.
Paire 11.1%, Kohlschreiber 88.9%
WTA Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, 19:00 – S Navarro v Bencic
S Navarro reached the quarter final last year when she retired in the 3rd set against Errani. She is a very strong clay court player and has been in excellent form this year.
Bencic beat Goerges in the last round. Goerges had one of her poor serving days but that is till a good win.
S Navarro needed 3 sets to beat qualifier Rodina in the last round. That was her first clay match since July last year though so I expect a better performance from her today.
Back Navarro if she goes an early break behind. No value on her at 1.38
S Navarro 60%, Bencic 40%