13:30 – Voegele v Georges
Rankings are 110 and 42. Head to heads are 1-0 to Voegele.
Voegele reached the quarter finals of the Slovenia Open a week ago on hard courts.
Georges’ last tournament was the Gastein Ladies where she beat Bacsinszky in the final.
Voegeles is playing her first WTA match on indoor hard courts. She has played 5 qualifier matches previously and lost them all.
As the last tournament Georges played was on clay she may take a few games to get used to the faster courts although she has had over a week to practice and it really shouldn’t cause her much of a problem.
Georges is in better recent form and I have to put her as favourite. Over the last 3 months she has served 61% of first serves in and held serve 67% of the time. If she starts the match serving well then she can be backed on serve.
Voegele has served 62% of first serves in and held serve 65% of the time.
Both women have a weak second serve although their double fault counts are fairly low.
Scalping and 15-40 will work well.