Due to start at 2 pm
Wang 3.05, Williams 1.47
Venus has won both their previous matches. They last met at Wimbledon in July last year. She won in 3 sets after losing the first set. The other was at the French Open last year. She won in 2 close sets.
Better overall results for Venus in the last 12 months. She won 69% of her matches compared to 47% for Wang. She also has stronger clay results in the last 12 months. Both her losses on clay this season were to in form Kontaveit. Venus reached the 4th round of the French Open for the last 2 seasons.
Wang reached the quarter finals in Strasbourg last week losing gin 2 close sets to Barty after beating Danielle Collins in the second round. She has won just 1 of her 5 French Open matches. The win came in 2016 over a local wild card in two bagel sets.
I have to favour Venus for this one but need a better entry price. She often starts matches slowly. Back her above 1.75