WTA Luxembourg, Quarter Final: Watson v Mertens, 6:30pm

Watson 2.20, Mertens 1.81

This will be the first time they have met.

Better overall results for Mertens this year. She has won 64% of her matches in 2017 compared to 55% for Watson. Mertens wasn’t so impressive in the last round and lost the 2nd set 6-0 to Brengle.  She faced 15 break points  and was broken 7 times. She threw away an early lead in the third set but Immediately broke again and held on for the match.

WTA Luxembourg, Quarter Final: Watson v Mertens, 6:30pm 1
Heather Watson

Watson is having one of her rare weeks where her serve is working really well and that gives her confidence for the rest of her game. I thought Wickmayer would give her a lot more problems than she did but in the end Watson only lost 3 games in that match. Kontaveit would normally beat Watson but lost in 2 very tight sets.

Value on Watson to take at least a set. She has only been broken once in her 2 matches combined. Lay Mertens below 1.60 or wait for her to break before laying her.

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