Gibbs won their only previous meeting. That was in August 2012 and she won in straight sets on a hard court..Muguruza retired in the second round in that match.
Gibbs’ excellent season has continued this week. She won both her matches in straight sets. She reached the 4th round in Indian Wells as a qualifier. She beat Keys and narrowly lost to Kvitova in 3 sets.
Muguruza has been inconsistent this season. She could be struggling to deal with the expectation of being a top 4 player. She had a real struggle with Cibulkova in the last round but won 7-5 in the third set.
I see some value on Gibbs at the start. I think we have a decent chance of 3 sets. I give a slight edge to Muguruza to win a tight match.