WTA AEGON International, 12:30 – Muguruza v Konta
Muguruza hasn’t done well on grass for the last 2 seasons and her record on this surface isn’t anything special. She struggled against Hercog in the last round. Hercog is a very capable player but isn’t at her best on grass.
Konta had possibly the biggest win of her career yesterday when she beat Makarova in straight sets. As long as Konta doesn’t suffer a “let down” from that win she has a great chance today. I will be surprised if she doesn’t take a set. Whether she can close out the match if she gets into a winning position against another top player for the second straight day remains to be seen. My gut feeling is that Konta wins.
Certainly value is on Konta. Her confidence will be sky high.