Schmiedlova had a much improved season in 2017. Back in October 2015 she was ranked 26th. She won 64% of her matches last year. She had a slight lead on hard courts last year. She won 65% of her matches against 59% matches won by Gibbs.
Both players needed 3 sets in the last round. Schmiedlova beat Schiavone after losing the opening set. Gibbs beat Julia Boserup with a bagel in the third set
Schmiedlova has made a better start to the year. We have value on her to take at least a set. Lay Gibbs if she breaks first. Back Schmiedlova if she loses set 1 s long as we’re not already in a lay of Gibbs. Good chance of 3 sets