Expect a battle. Better recent form from Collins.
Due to start at 7 pm.
Collins 1.71, Vekic 2.34
This will be their first meeting.
Collins has much better 12 month results and has also been stronger in 2018. Her hard court results are also better. She has won 16 of 19 this year. Vekic won 5 of 10.
Vekic has played well so far this week. She beat Giorgi in the first round and Vesnina in the last round. She saved all 6 of her break points against Vesnina. She only faced 1 break chance against Giorgi.
Collins has come through the qualifying rounds. She beat Vandeweghe in 3 sets in the last round. She reached the fourth round in Indian Wells and also the quarter finals in the Indian Wells Challenger tournament.
I favour Collins for the win but think it could be a long, tight match. Back Collins above 2.00.
Update: Collins won 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.