This will be their first meeting.
Their hard court stats for the last 12 months show 16 wins and 16 losses for both players. Barthel leads the service holds and Cornet is ahead in all other significant categories. It is a similar pattern if we compare their stats against common opponents.
Barthel has not dropped a set so far. She was broken just once in each match. She won the title in Hobart in 2012 and reached the final again in 2013 where she lost to Vesnina.
Cornet has lost just one set this week. That was in the second set of her last match. She has struggled a lot more with her own serve compared to Barthel. In her first round win over Allertova she was broken 4 times and hit 9 double faults. In the last round she increased her double faults to 10 and she was also broken 10 times having faced 16 break points.
Cornet starts around 1.58 but if the players continue to serve as they have up to this point then value is on Barthel. There is only 2 places between them in the rankings.
I will be looking to lay Cornet around 1.30 in the early games.