Starts around 19:00
Anisimova 1.93, Wang 2.00
This will be their first meeting.
Stronger 12 month results for Anisimova and she has also made a better start to 2018. She has 11 wins from 14 matches. Wang has won 6 of 12.
Anisimova reached the semi finals in the Indian Wells Challenger and then the 4th round at the main tour tournament in Indian Wells. She beat Pavlyuchenkova and Kvitova. She gets a wild card entry this week.
Wang made the 4th round at Indian Wells too beating Mertens and Mladenovic. She has only held serve 62% of the time in 2018. She needs to improve the accuracy of her 1st serve as she has a better win rate from successful first serves than Anisimova. Just about all other stats favour her opponent.
I favour Anisimova and expect her to take at least a set. Lay Wang below 1.60 and remove liability at 2.20