WTA Nurnberger Gastein Ladies, 13:30 – Kasatkina v Goerges
Goerges won their only previous meeting last week in 2 sets. She was favourite that day yet is underdog today.
Clay stats do point to a Kasatkina win. In their match last week she served for the first set but was broken.
I think we see another close match which could easily go to 3 sets. Goerges needs to serve well. She did last week and only faced 2 break points.
Lay whoever takes an early lead.
WTA Nurnberger Gastein Ladies, 14:30 – Knapp v Larsson
Knapp won both their previous meetings. The most recent was in 2013 on a hard court. She won in 3 sets.
I have been going against Larsson for the past 2 weeks! I never learn. I thought she would be ready for a rest after her first WTA title. Voegele was poor against her yesterday but still gave her some problems despite a one sided scoreline.
Knapp had a tougher than expected win over Paszek. She won in a 3rd set tie break. That was her first match since Wimbledon though so she may have been a little rusty.
I am going for Knapp in this. Larsson had no points to defend this week and another loss to Knapp won’t bother her. Knapp is a very strong clay player when in form.
Lay Larsson below 1.50