Due to start at 10 pm
Stephens 1.50, Bacsinszky 2.60
Stephens won their only previous meeting. That was on an indoor hard court in Luxembourg in October 2013. She won in straight sets.
Overall results are better for Stephens in the last 12 months but they even in 2019. Both have won 8 of their 15 matches this season. Bacsinszky has better indoor results in the last 12 months.
Before last season Stephens had poor results in Fed Cup ties but won both her matches in 2018. Her motivation can be difficult to assess at times but she seems to have decided that representing her country is important. In October she reached the final of the year end finals on indoor courts.
Bacsinszky has won half her Fed Cup matches and 4 of her last 10. She won 6 of her 8 indoor matches in the last 12 months. Five of those wins were in an ITF tournament where she won the title.
Back Stephens around 1.70. We have a chance of seeing 3 sets.
Update: Not an easy match for Stephens. She was broken at the start of both sets. She won 6-4, 6-3.