Carlsbad Classic (WTA Challenger), 19:30 – Broady v Jaksic
Jaksic won their only previous meeting. That was in May 2013 on an indoor hard court. She won in 2 sets.
Broady’s last 6 losses were in 3 sets. She won the opening set in 4 of them. Her serve can be very effective when she gets it right.
Jaksic reached 2 finals in October. Both were in Canada with one being on a hard court and the other an indoor hard court. She won the title in the first one.
Back Broady if she gets broken first. 3 sets likely.
Carlsbad Classic (WTA Challenger), 22:30 – Gibbs v Kudryavtseva
Gibbs is rightly the favourite but is too low at 1.31 .
Kudryavtseva has been in very poor form. She has lost her last 5 matches and hasn’t won a main draw match since August.
Gibbs reached the final of a hard court tournament 3 weeks ago. Home advantage won’t do Gibbs any harm either.
Back Gibbs if she loses the 1st set or if Kudryavsteva breaks and then holds..