WTA Beijing, Second round: Svitolina v Barty, 11:30

Svitolina 1.62,  Barty 2.60

Svitolina has won both their previous matches. Both were this season. She won a Federation Cup match in February on an indoor court. She won in 3 sets. At Wimbledon in July she won in straight sets.

Both players are having great seasons. Barty won 72% of matches and Svitolina won 80% of hers.

Barty reached the final last week losing to Garcia in 3 sets. She may be a little tired this week. She should have won that final and served for the title in the second set. That could well affect her today as she has not had much time to come to terms with the disappointment. She had a BYE through the first round so this is her first match of the week.

Svitolina beat Wild Card Zhu in the first round. She faced 9 break points but saved them all. That was a decent warm up match for today’s match. She reached the semi finals last year beating Kerber along the way.

This should be a great match and we have a chance of 3 sets but I have to favour Svitolina. Wait for 1.90 before backing her.

Update: Svitolina hit our entry price and won the match in 2 sets.

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