Stosur won their only previous meeting. It was in Hong Kong last October and she won in 3 sets on a hard court.
Stosur has a better record at this tournament when it’s played in Toronto. They are in Montreal this year. She has had a good season on the clay and has limited success on hard courts. Last week in Washington she had an easy win over Kudryavtseva. In her second match she lost the opening set to Wozniacki but Woz was forced to retire half way through their second set. Stosur then lost to Pegula in the quarter final as a 1.22 favourite in straight sets.
Watson has performed well at this event for the last 2 years. She had a disappointing grass season with 3 of her 4 losses coming as favourite. She started the year well with a quarter final in Hobart on hard courts and won the title in Monterrey in February. She backed that up with a 4th round finish in Miami in March.
Watson has a chance here of taking a set and take this to 3 sets. Lay Stosur if she breaks first