Konta won both their previous matches. The most recent was in August last season. She won in straight sets on a hard court.
Konta struggled with her serve a little against Wickmayer in her last match. She won the match in 2 tie breaks but hit 13 double faults.
Flipkens had chances to beat Van Uytvanck much quicker than she did. She converted just 4 of the 15 break point chances. She faced just 5 break points on her own serve and was broken twice in 3 sets.
I think Konta will need to serve a little better today and I expect her to trade a fair bit higher than 1.40 .
Back Konta if she is broken first.