Qualifier Kostova should have the edge over clay-shy Hibino
Due to start at 17:30
Hibino 2.02, Kostova 1.93
This will be their first meeting.
Kostova has stronger overall results in the last 12 months and also this season. This year she has won 8 of her 10 matches on clay. This week she has come through the qualifying rounds. Her other two clay tournaments this year brought her a final and a quarter final.
Hibino won 1 of her 2 clay matches in 2018. She has not started the year well with 6 wins from 16. This her first visit to Bogota.
I’ll be backing Kostova at the start with 1/3 stake. I will add to the position above 2.30. We are likely to see a few breaks of serve.
Update: Kostova won 6-2, 6-4.