Govortsova v Pous-Tio – (clay):
Govortsova won their only previous match which was last year but on a hard court.
Govortsova beat former French Open winner Schiavone in straight sets in the first round. Schiavone was pretty awful it has to be said but Govortsova dealt with the match well and wasn’t distracted by Schiavone’s antics on the other side of the net.
She doesn’t play much on clay although says she likes the surface and intends to play more clay events this year. The win over Schiavone was just her third main draw win this year on the WTA tour.
Pous-Tio gained her first win of the year in the first round beating Zahlavova Strycova convincingly 6-1, 6-2. She is on home soil this week but I’m not sure that is enough to justify her being favourite today. She is currently 1.66 on Betfair.
I think this one will be very close so I will be laying from the start. Lets see just how much Govortsova loves clay courts 😉