WTA Doha, 1st round: Makarova v Petkovic (18:15)

Petkovic has won all 3 of their previous matches.

She played OK last week though had problems on serve. She just didn’t turn up against Garcia and was complaining about everything from being tired to being blinded by the sun.

Makarova made a strong start to 2016 but has been poor in her last 2 matches losing as a 1.35 favourite each time. She lost both in straight sets.

Will Petkovic be in a better mood? Was she ill last week or just tired? Will Makarova sort out her problems , whatever they are?

Value is on Makarova as underdog despite the head to head.  Their most recent meeting in Brisbane at the start of this season was won 6-4, 7-5 so there was very little between them.

I will be laying whoever breaks first. This can go either way.

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