Due to start at 4 pm
Alexandrova 3.05, Mertens 1.46
This will be their first meeting.
Their overall results are even in the last 12 months and in 2019. There is also very little between them on grass.
Alexandrova has only played 16 matches on grass as a pro. She won 9 of them. Seven of those wins came in 2 ITF tournaments in 2018 and 2017. Both were in the UK. Her only WTA main draw win on grass was at Wimbledon in 2016 when she beat Ana Ivanovic in straight sets.
Mertens reached the third round at Wimbledon last season. Her only other successful week on grass was at this tournament in 2016 when she reached the quarter finals as a qualifier.
We have some value on Alex at the start but her best results on grass were in ITF tournaments. I don’t expect this to be an easy match for Mertens. Back her after she gets broken.