Linette starts as slight favourite but Jakupovic has the edge today
Due to start at 3 pm
Jakupovic 2.04, Linette 1.94
Jakupovic leads their previous meetings 3-1. They last met in a clay ITF tournament in India in February 2015. Jakupovic won in 2 easy sets. Jakupovic has won both their clay meetings.
Jakupovic has stronger overall results in the last 12 months and also this year. She leads 72% v 52% of matches won this year. Jakupovic also has the edge on clay in the last year.
Stats for the tournament favour Jakupovic. She has not lost a set so far. All 4 of her sets were won 6-2. In her first match she was underdog against Alison Riske but saved both break points she faced. In the last round she was a strongish favourite over Kostova. Kostova has a poor day from the service line but did manage to break Jakupovic 3 times.
Linette has also not lost a set this week. She was favourite in both her matches. In her first match she was broken 6 times although did not face a single break point in the last round.
Value on Jakupovic. Lay Linette below 1.70 or wait for her to break serve before laying her.