WTA 16:00 – Mladenovic v Hantuchova
Hantuchova won their only previous meeting in 2013. She won on grass in 3 sets.
They are quite closely matched but in the last 3 months Mladenovic is leading the stats. She has had some great results on grass and clay in 2015 but limited success on hard.
Not much success for Hantuchova this year but she did win the title in Pattaya on hard courts in February.
I think we get 3 sets. A little value on Hantuchova but I am going with Mladenovic to win in 3. Lay Mladenovic below 1.40
WTA 18:00 – Giorgi v McHale
McHale leads their previous matches 2-1. The most recent was this season on grass. Giorgi won in 2 sets. McHale won their only hard court match last season.
This is tough to call. Giorgi has shown better recent form. McHale has come through the qualifying rounds and will have the crowd behind her. Both can turn in an excellent match at any time. It looks like a 3 setter.
Value is on Mchale. Expect quite a few breaks. Lay whoever takes an early lead.