The match of the tournament! Expect fireworks in 3 sets
Due to start at 2 pm.
Wang 2.48, Sabalenka 1.65
This will be their first meeting.
Two players who are enjoying some amazing form and results! Better results for Sabalenka overall. On hard she leads with 75% v 70% matches won. Both players have played a lot of tennis recently.
Wang has the stronger stats this week. She has held serve 93% of the time. Ostapenko was awful in their first round match. She was suffering from a wrist injury and did not win a single game. Pliskova made Wang work hard. The Czech player took a 3-0 lead in the second set but just couldn’t hold on to the advantage. I have been waiting for Wang to tire this week and it just hasn’t happened. The crowd are doing their best to lift her.
Sabalenka played a superb match to beat Muguruza in their opening round clash. In the last round she looked to be going out to Caroline Garcia who served for the match in set two but was broken and lost the set in a tie break. Garcia didn’t win a game in the third set.
Some value on Wang and I expect her to take a set. I think Sabalenka wins in 3 sets. Lay the set 1 winner. Back Sabalenka above 2.00.