WTA Elite Trophy, Zhuhai: Vesnina v Peng, 8:30am

Vesnina 2.44, Peng 1.67

Peng leads their previous meetings 5-4. The last time they met was in Dubai in February 2015. Peng won in straight sets that day on a hard court. Vesnina has 2 wins on clay and one on grass. Peng leads 3-1 in their hard court matches.

Shuai Peng

Better overall results for Peng this year. She also has the higher ROI. Her hard court results are stronger in 2017. She started her first match well against Vandeweghe and took the opening set but the American sorted her serve out after that and went on to win in 3 sets..

Vesnina was beaten by Vandeweghe in 2 sets. She had a nightmare on serve and her second serve in particular was weak.

I have to favour Peng here but will wait for 1.90. Peng is most likely to want the win in what is a pointless match as Vandeweghe is already in the semi final having won both her matches

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