Vesnina won their only previous match. That was on grass in June 2012 and she won in straight sets.
Konta played well in Indian Wells reaching the 4th round. She had her chances to beat Pliskova but couldn’t take them. She was not as focused in the big points as we have come to expect from her.
Vesnina is having a good season. Her best for quite a while. She has come through the qualifying rounds this week and beat Venus in the last round. She has been a lot more consistent this year which is great to see.
I favour Konta to win this but also expect her to trade above 2.00 . Back Konta if she is broken first.