Zhu (2.46) v Zheng (1.67)
Due to start at 7 pm
Zheng has won all 3 of their previous matches. The last time they met was in July 2018 on a hard court in Nanchang. She won in 3 sets, All their matches were on hard courts and the last 2 went to a deciding set.
Overall results are better for Zhu. Her long term hard court results are also stronger.
Even though Zhu has the better results she hasn’t made it through many second rounds on hard courts. The last time was in Acapulco in February last season. This week she beat Bouchard in 2 very tight sets. Bouchard reached the final last week in Guadalajara.
Zheng has won 1 of 7 on hard courts this season. She beat Gracheva in straight sets as underdog in the last round. Before this week the last time she made it through the first round was in Doha in February 2020.
Some value on Zhu and I think we get 3 sets. Lay Zheng around 1.40 and remove or reduce your liability at 1.80. Lay the winner of the first set.
Update: Absolutely awful performance from Zhu. Zheng’s price graph will have been a straight line down to 1.01. No real chance to manage the position other than to take the hit. Disappointing.
Zheng won 6-1, 6-2.