Elena Rybakina 1.95, Yafan Wang 2.04
Due to start at 8 am
This will be their first meeting.
Much stronger results for Rybakina last season. She won 73% of her matches. She won 67% of hard court matches. Wang won 54%.
Wang reached the semi finals last season. She ended 2019 quite well with a semi final in Seoul, quarter final in Tianjin and a semi final in an ITF hard court tournament in October. She started slowly in the last round and lost the 1st set 6-1 to Sorribes Tormo. She fought back well to win in 3.
Rybakina ended the season in excellent form on hard courts and indoor hard courts. As expected she needed 3 sets to beat Saisai Zheng in her last match. Her serve looked vulnerable at times though she was broken just 4 times in 3 sets.
This could be a great match. We have a decent chance of seeing 3 sets. I am favouring Rybakina. Lay Wang around 1.70 and remove liability at 2.30. Lay the set 1 winner.