Due to start at 12:30
Mertens 1.95, Garcia 1.90 ( low liquidity pre match)
Garcia won their only previous meeting. That was in Beijing in October 2017. She won in 2 sets.
Their win percentages% for the last 12 months are quite even. Garcia has the higher ROI. Garcia’s indoor record is a little stronger.
Mertens struggled on serve against Cornet yesterday. She hit 7 double faults and was broken 4 times in their 2 sets. She has made a decent start to 2019 with a quarter final in Sydney and a third round finish in the Australian Open.
Garcia finally played a decent match in 2019 to beat Van Uytvanck in 3 sets. She also reached the third round in Melbourne although the players she beat were both ranked outside the top 200.
I favour Garcia to win today. Back her around 2.00.
Update: Garcia won 6-2, 6-3.