Flipkens has won their last 3 meetings and leads the head to heads 4-1. The most recent was in July last season on a hard court. Flipkens won in straight sets.
All the 12 month hard court stats favour Flipkens.
Schiavone hadn’t made the best start to the season but won a rare title on clay 2 weeks ago. She is given a wild card entry this week but I have to favour Flipkens on this surface. I need at least 1.85 before backing.
Flipkens starts around 1.59.