Stefanie Voegele 2.5, Leylah Fernandez 1.62
Firs round. Due to start around 9 pm.
This will be their first meeting.
Much stronger overall results for Fernandez in the last 12 months. Her hard court results are also much better.
Fernandez reached the final last week in Acapulco losing out to Heather Watson in 3 sets. She played 7 matches in that tournament as she had to go through the qualifying rounds. Before this week her best results have all been in ITF tournaments.
Voegele reached the final in the Newport Beach Challenger at the end of January. She also reached the semi finals of another Challenger tournament in Houston in November. Last week in Acapulco she lost in the first round of qualifying to Sara Errani. She won just 3 games in that match. She took some revenge over Errani by beating her in the qualifying rounds this week.
Fernandez might be a bit tired today but I think she will get through. Back her around 1.85 to 1.95. Look to remove some or all of the liability if she goes a break of serve ahead and also holds her own serve.