Both players have done well for us this week. Begu has the edge on clay.
Due to start at 5 pm
Vekic 2.40, Begu 1.67
Begu has won both their previous matches. Their last meeting was on an indoor court in Moscow in October 2014. She won in 3 sets. The other was on a hard court in the final in Tashkent in 2012.
Very even overall results in the last 12 months. Begu has a slight edge in 2018. On clay Begu has the edge this season. She is a little behind in the last 12 months but has a higher ROI.
Vekic beat Radwanska in the first round and I expect her to struggle a but more than she did against Tomljanovic. In the end she lost just 3 games.
This year Begu has the better results on clay. Three sets are VERY likely today. Back Begu above 1.95.
Update: Begu won 3-6, 7-6, 6-1