WTA Apia International, Sydney: Schmiedlova v Puig (01:30)

This is their first meeting.

Schmiedlova leads all the stats except for service holds. She beat Bacsinszky in the last round in 3 sets. It was a slow start for her and she dropped the opening set 6-1.  She will need to serve better today. She hit 10 double faults. She faced 13 bp and was broken 5 times.

Puig has come through the qualifying rounds and beat Rybarikova in 3 sets in the main draw. If Schmiedlova serves as she did in the last round then Puig has a chance.

I’ll back Schmiedlova if she gets broken first.

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