Zhang won their only previous meeting. That was in August this year and she won in straight sets on a hard court in Cincinnati.
Zhang had a tough opening set with Erakovic last night but came through to win in 2 sets. She was 1-4 down in the opening set which she finally won 7-5. Erakovic had problems on serve hitting 10 double faults. Zhang has won 9 of her last 10 matches and won the title in her last tournament 2 weeks ago on hard courts.
Crawford is also in good form. She reached the semi finals 2 weeks ago in Waco and has not dropped a set this week.
I expect Zhang to take this but she is too low at 1.25. I feel it’s worth a lay at the start and will switch to Zhang if she gets broken.