WTA Istanbul Cup: Vekic v Tomljanovic

Expect a tough match but Vekic looks more comfortable on clay

Due to start at 5pm

Vekic 1.90, Tomljanovic 2.06

Vekic won their only previous meeting. That was in September 2014 in Wuhan, China. She won in 3 sets on a hard court in the qualifying rounds.

Slightly better overall results for Tomljanovic in the last 12 months and also in 2018. Clay results in the last 12 months favour Vekic.

Vekic beat Radwanska in the last round though Radwanska retired in  the second set. She won 9 of her 14 clay matches in the last year.

Donna Vekic
Donna Vekic

Tomljanovic beat Van Uytvanck in straight sets as underdog in the last round. Van Uytvanck played Fed Cup matches at the weekend and played well but may have been a little tired. Tomljanovic has won just 2 of her 7 clay matches in the last year.

The sets should be tight and we have a good chance of 3 sets. I favour Vekic. Back her above 2.20.

Update: Surprisingly easy win for Vekic. 6-1, 6-2

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