Garcia leads their previous matches 4-2. Their last match was in a Federation Cup tie In February 2016. It was played in France on an indoor hard court and Garcia won in straight sets. The last time they met on clay was also a Fed Cup tie. This time it was in Italy and Errani won in 2 sets.
Better results in 2017 for Garcia. She has won 63% of her matches overall and 65% of matches on clay.
Errani has won 52% of matches this season and 61% on clay.
Errani was broken 6 times in the last round though that’s quite good for her. Garcia was broken 5 times by Begu in her 3 sets win. She did not save a single break point.
Expect a lot of breaks of serve in this match. Errani’s serve will let her down often but her returning ability keeps her in matches. Some value on Errani to take a set. Lay Garcia if she breaks first.
Update: Wow did Errani even turn up? She won just 1 game. Garcia won 6-1, 6-0.