WTA Premier, Wuhan: Zhang v Stephens

Shuai Zhang 1.72, Sloane Stephens 2.34

 

Due to start at 12:30

Head to heads are 2-2. Their last meeting was in January 2018 at the Australian Open. Zhang won on a hard court in 3 sets.

Their overall results in the last 12 months and also in 2019 are close but favour Stephens. Hard court results favour Zhang.

Sloane Stephens has performed well at 3 of the Grand Slams this season. Since she reached the 4th round at the Australian Open in January she has won 3 of her 11 hard court matches.  She lost in the 1st round in Wuhan for the last 2 seasons. She was favourite both times.

 

 

Zhang reached the 3rd round at the 2 hard court grand slams this season. She reached the 3rd round last week in Guangzhou. Last year in Wuhan she made the 3rd round.

It is very difficult to trust Stephens in her current form and I see no particular reason for her to be motivated to do well in Wuhan. Back Zhang around 2.00.

 

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