Due to start at 10 pm
Haddad Maia 1.84, Wang 2.16
This will be the first time they have met.
Both players have strong overall results this season. Both have won over 70% of their matches. The 12 month hard court results favour Wang. Haddad Maia has slightly better results on hard courts in 2019.
Haddad Maia beat Sloane Stephens in the last round in 2 sets. Just when you think Stephens is getting serious about her career she comes up with what used to be a trademark performance. Haddad Maia only faced 2 break points and was broken just once. She has come through the qualifying rounds this week.
Yafan Wang has made a strong start to the season on hard courts. She reached the semi finals in Shenzhen and quarter finals in Hua HIn in January, She had a comfortable win over Marie Bouzkova in the first round. In the last round she was 4-1 up against Monica Puig when Puig retired.
This should be a close match and we have a good chance of 3 sets. Lay Haddad Maia around 1.60 and remove liability at 2.20. Lay the set 1 winner. I give Wang a slight edge.