|Riske won their only previous meeting. That was in August 2013 on a hard court. She won in straight sets. |
Barthel has been troubled with injury this year. Retired in Auckland and withdrew from her quarter final in Hobart. Played the Australian Open and French Open but lost in the first round of both. Usually under performs on grass.
Riske won the title of the Eastbourne ITF on grass last week. Her price is too low and I expect her to trade higher. She rarely does things the easy way but I expect her to win.
Back her if she is broken first.