Yafan Wang 2.8, Garbine Muguruza 1.53
Due to start at 4 am.
This will be their first meeting.
Slightly better overall results for Muguruza in the last 12 months. She also has a small lead on hard courts.
Muguruza has not played in Hobart since 2014 when she won the tournament as a qualifier. She reached the semis in Shenzhen last week. She was quite inconsistent in 2019 although did start the season quite well. She reached the 4th round at the Australian Open. In May she made the final on hard courts in Monterrey but withdrew before the final. The rest of her season was poor apart from decent clay tournaments at the French Open and also Rome.
Wang has only played 2 matches in 2020 but has played reasonably well. She ended 2019 with some good results on hard courts in China. She reached the semi finals of the Suzhou ITF tournament as well as the quarter finals in WTA Tianjin in October. In September she reached the semi finals in Seoul, Korea.
If Muguruza isn’t quite at her best then this can go to 3 sets. Back Muguruza around 1.85 to 1.90.