Head to heads are 1-1. Their last meeting was In May 2016 at the French Open. Watson won in 3 sets on clay.
Despite a 3rd round finish in Melbourne in January Gibbs isn’t great on outdoor hardcourts. She did reach the 4th round of indian Wells last year as a qualifier so
has a lot of ranking points to defend.
Watson reached the 4th round of Indian Wells in 2015 but lost in round 2 to Niculescu in 2016..
Watson’s stats this year are a little better but this should be close. Some value on Gibbs at the start. Back Watson if she gets broken