Puig 1.93, Van Uytvanck 2.04
Puig won their only previous meeting. That was in April 2015 in Marrakech. She won in straight sets on clay.
Puig has struggled to find her form from last season which saw her win gold at the Rio Olympics. She beat Kerber in straight sets in the last round. Kerber was far from her best. Puig did serve really well. She has a decent record indoors but has only played 2 matches this year.
Van Uytvanck has come through the qualifying rounds. She beat Tomljanovic in the main draw. Last month she won the title in Quebec on indoor courts beating Babos in the final. That week they played on carpet.
I think this will be tight but when Puig is serving well she is tough to beat. I’ll back her above 2.10