Liudmila Samsonova 2.14, Greet Minnen 1.86
Due to start at 3:45 pm
Minnen won their only previous meeting. That was in the qualifying rounds of WTA Stuttgart in April this year. She won on a clay court in 2 tight sets.
Better overall results for Minnen in 2019. Both players have done well indoors.
Samsonova has beaten Camilla Giorgi and Alize Cornet as underdog this week. She took the opening set in both matches and hung on to win in 3 sets each time.
Minnen has been pre match favourite in both her matches but hasn’t had everything her own way. Local Wild Card Clara Burel put up a good fight in the first round and another French player Pauline Parmentier made Minnen earn her win. Minnen has not lost a set so far.
Both players have served well this week and Samsonova has slightly better service hold stats. All other stats favour Minnen.
Minnen has better results in main tour tournaments this season. I am going with her to win. It will be close so I don’t want to back her below 2.20 to 2.30. Lay the set 1 winner.