Zhang leads their previous matches 2-1. They last met in Tokyo in September 2016. Zhang won in 3 sets. Lepchenko’s win was at this tournament in 2014. She won in 3 sets.
Lepchenko’s grass results are better and she has more experience on this surface. She has come through the qualifying rounds this week. Last week she played well to beat Cepde and took Sevastova to 3 sets.
Zhang doesn’t play often on grass. Her win over Linette in the first round in Birmingham last week was her first main draw win on grass since 2014.
Value on Lepchenko as the underdog.
Lay Zhang below 1.50