Cornet 2.22, Kasatkina 1.80
This will be the first time they played.
Better overall results for Kasatkina in last 12 months. She won 71% of her matches compared to 57% for Cornet. Her indoor results are also stronger. She won 5 of 6 in the last 12 months. Cornet won 4 of 7.
Cornet reached the quarter finals indoors in Moscow in October. This week she started as favourite against barthel and played a decent match. She won in straight sets. She was broken 3 times from the 7 break points faced. Barthel had a really poor day on serve winning just 7 of 27 second serve points (26%)
Kasatkina has home advantage. She lost in the 2nd round last year but made the semi finals in 2016. Back her above 2.00. She will have to work hard today.