Stosur 1.87, Mladenovic 2.12
Stosur has won all 4 of their previous meetings. They last played on a hard court in August 2015. It was in Washington and she won in straight sets. They have played twice on hard courts. The other match was in Hobart in January 2014 and went to a third set tie break.
Better overall results for Stosur last year. This year she has a real advantage on hard courts. She has won 6 of her 11 matches in 2018. Mladenovic has won 3 of her 9 hard court matches.
Stosur struggled to beat Davis in the last round. She was broken 4 times in their 3 sets. Her first serve was fairly solid but her second serve will need to improve tonight.
Mladenovic reached the semi finals in Indian Wells last year. Her form picked up in Acapulco last week. She reached the quarter finals before losing weakly to Tsurenko.
Tough to pick a winner. Three sets look likely. Recent form on hard courts is better for Stosur. Be careful with stake size. Lay Mladenovic if she breaks first or wins the first set.