Golubic 2.12, Vickery 1.87
This will be their first meeting.
Better overall results for Vickery this year. Her recent form is much stronger. She reached the second round at the US Open having won her 3 qualifying rounds in straight sets. This week. She had a very solid win in 2 sets over Townsend. Last year she lost in the second round to eventual champion Dodin.
Golubic has won 3 of her last 10 though her more recent performances have been decent. In the last round she started very badly against Krejcikova but fought back to win in 3 sets. She lost in the first round at the US Open to Babos in 3 sets.
I am favouring Vickery to win but I don’t expect it to be easy. She started slowly in the last match and was broken in the very first game but went on to win in 2 sets. I’ll back her above 2.30.
Update: A very slow start from Vickery saw her lose the opening set 6-2 and then get broken early in set 2. She fought back to win 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.