Due to start at 5:30 pm
Azarenka 1.67, Safarova 2.46
Azarenka leads their previous matches 6-1. They last met in the final in Doha in February 2015. Safarova won on a hard court in straight sets. They never met on grass.
Azarenka has better overall results in the last 12 months and also in 2018. Her grass results are also stronger. She had a few problems in the last round. She beat Voegele in 3 tight sets. She did hit 12 aces but also 11 double faults. Her 1st serve was excellent but the 2nd serve was average at best.
Safarova played in Birmingham last season and reached the semi finals before retiring against Kvitova. Her win in the last round was her firat grass match of the season. She served well and faced just 2 break points which were both taken.
Some value on Safarova and I think she can take a set. Back Azarenka above 1.90. Lay her if she breaks in the early games.