WTA Qatar Open, Final: Ostapenko v Suarez Navarro (15:00 )

Ostapenko won their only previous meeting.  That was at Wimbledon last year and she won easily in 2 sets. That match came right at the start of Suarez Navarro’s awful run of form last season.

Suarez Navarro beat Radwanska in the last round which was a surprise. She hasn’t dropped a set so far though has a poor record in finals. She has won 1 of her last 10 finals but that doesn’t give the full picture. Last season she made 3 finals. She withdrew from one of them and played Sharapova and Serena in the other two.

Ostapenko has been in 5 finals. Only the most recent was a WTA final. That was last September and she was outplayed by Beck. For Ostapenko to win her first WTA title in a premier event is a huge ask.

I have to go with Suarez Navarro for the win but it could be close IF Ostapenko can handle the occasion.

Back Suarez Navarro if she is broken first.

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