Due to start at 3 pm
Sorribes Tormo 2.00, Petkovic 1.98
Petkovic has won both their previous matches. They last met in Beijing in October last year. She won in 3 sets on a hard court. Both their matches were on hard courts.
Overall results favour Sorribes Tormo in last 12 months and in 2019. She has really lifted her level this season. Clay results strongly favour Sorribes Tormo too. She reached the second round in Charleston where she lost to Sloane Stephens in two tiebreaks. She then made the quarter finals in Bogota where she lost in 3 sets to Haddad Maia. She has come through the qualifying rounds in this tournament.
Petkovic has home advantage. It has not helped her in the past and she has only once managed to win 2 matches in a row in Stuttgart. She reached the third round at the French Open last season but that was a rare successful tournament on clay in the last 12 months.
I expect a close match but have to favour Sorribes Tormo to sneak through for the win. Lay Petkovic around 1.70.
Update: Very poor day on serve for Sorribes Tormo. Petkovic won 6-3, 6-4.
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