Stosur leads their previous meetings 2-1. They played twice this year. Stosur won indoors in 2 sets and on a hard court in 3.
Cepelova is on borrowed time this week. She lost in the qualifying rounds with a terrible performance against Osaka but got a lucky loser place in the main draw. She beat Sevastova in 3 sets in the first round of the main draw. It was another low quality match.
Stosur’s form has been up and down as usual but I have to favour her to win this one. She has a good record on clay and as this type of clay is very fast she has the edge.
Back Stosur if she is broken first.