Match Picks – Saturday

18:00 – McHale v Paszek

Rankings are 128 and 151.  They haven’t played before.

McHale made short work of local girl Glatch yesterday to show she is in a spell of good form. Paszek still hasn’t lost a set this week.

If you look at stats for just the last week you will see that McHale has been serving well and has held serve 90% of the time. She wins 72% of points on her first serve and 67% on second serve.

Paszek has been better on return of serve.

McHale has saved 70% of break points against her compared to 47% by Paszek.

Tough to pick a winner here but going with the stats from this tournament I am going for McHale.

15-40’s in favour of McHale will be fine and scalping will also work well. If Mchale gets a break of serve you could allow her to hold serve but do so at your own risk ( this IS WTA!!)



Midnight – Mattek-Sands v Safarova

Rankings are 71 and 28. Head to heads are 2-0 to Safarova.

Both have served well enough and have held serve 84% and  85% of the time. Mattek-Sands has won 59% of points on her second serve which is excellent.

Mattek-Sands has been attacking  second serves this week  and has won 59% of points against her opponent’s second serve.

She has also converted a higher percentage of break point chances.

Safarova is  a strongish favourite on Betfair at 1.59 but I feel today will be Mattek-Sands chance to get revenge for their previous meetings. I give her a defnate edge.

Scalping again for this match and 15-40’s can be taken although if Mattek- Sands is ahead and there is a 15-40 opportunity against her then be wary of taking it.

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