This will be their first match.
Abanda was born in Quebec and still has her home there. She has played this tournament 4 times but has never won a match. She has had a few decent weeks this year on hard courts.
Barthel reached the semi finals in 2012 but lost in the 1st round last year. She has had very few wins over strong opposition this year but Abanda is the sort of player she has been able to beat even in what has been a poor season. for her.
This is a tricky one as Barthel is the better player but has had some issues this season. If Barthel gets broken early its worth a reduced stake back of her.