Yafan Wang 2.22, Marie Bouzkova 1.81
Quarter Final. Due to start at 6 pm
Wang won their only previous meeting. That was on a hard court in Acapulco in February last year. She won comfortably in straight sets.
Their 12 month results favour Bouzkova. Her hard court results are also stronger over the same period.
Bouzkova has won both her matches this week in straight sets. In the first round Lucky Loser Kristina Kucova put her under a fair amount of pressure and had 11 break chances. She was able to convert only 2 of those chances. The Bouzkova serve was much tighter in the second round ad she faced only 4 break points and was broken once by Karolina Schmiedlova.
Wang has not been in great form this season but has fought hard this week. She beat another out of form player, Astra Sharma, in 3 sets in the last round. In the first round she struggled to find her first serve although when it did find the court it was very effective. She still beat qualifier Lara Arruabarrena in 2 sets. Despite winning just 49% of her second serve points she only faced 3 break points and was broken twice.
Back Bouzkova around 2.00 to 2.20.