13:30 – Groth v Benesova
Rankings are 42 and 67. Head to head is 1-0 to Groth.
Groth start this match as favourite on betfair. However her form recently has been poor since she won the Guangzhou International tournament last month.
Benesova has made improvements to her game and in particular her serve. She has been holding serve 68% of the time and has been successful with her first serve over 60% of the time.
An in form Groth would be my pick to take the match but I aren’t convinced about her form.
Laying the server in the opening couple of games is an option as is scalping. If you are going to use the 15-40 I would only use it on 15-40 AND second serve.
I am going with Benesova to take the win as she has better stats on return of serve than her opponent.
Update: Benesova won 6-4, 7-5.