Due to start at 6 pm
Wang 1.60, Mladenovic 2.64
This will be their first meeting.
Much stronger overall results for Wang in the last 12 months and also in 2019. This season she leads on hard courts. 73% v 33% matches won. She won the title in Acapulco on hard courts last month. She has also reached the quarter finals in Hua Hin In January.
Mladenovic has had some decent performances this season but has struggled to maintain a good level for whole matches. She reached the third round in Dubai where she beat Naomi Osaka in straight sets. In the third round she started very strongly against Suarez Navarro but lost from a winning position in the opening set.
Back Wang around 1.85. I think we have a fair chance of seeing 3 sets.
Update: Wang won 6-3, 6-3. She reached 1.80.