Due to start at 5:15 pm
Nara 1.60, Jakupovic 2.62
This will be their first meeting.
Overall results are a little better for Nara in the last 12 months. Her clay results are quite a bit stronger.
Nara has come through the qualifying rounds. All 3 of her matches were close but she won the last 2 as underdog. She beat Bacsinszky in 3 sets and Perrin in straight sets. She usually makes it to the second round although lost in the first round last year to Barbora Strycova.
Jakupovic has been in poor form for a while. She won 45% of her matches in the last 12 months and has won 8 of 24 matches in 2019. On clay she has won 3 of 11 in the last 12 months and 1 of 5 in 2019. She retired from her match with Putintseva last week in Nurnberg. Last season she lost in the first round having been given a Lucky Loser place in the main draw.
Back Nara around 1.80.
Update: Nara was broken at the start of the match but broke back immediately and went on to take a tight set. In set 2 she broke serve at the start but could not hold on and lost another tight set. The match was stopped for bad light. I am out of the trade with nice profit.