Puig won their only previous meeting which was in November 2011. She won that in 3 sets on a hard court.
Lepchenko reached the quarter finals last week and the 3rd round at the US Open. She van be tough to beat on this surface if everything falls into place for her.
Puig won gold in Rio but then lost in the 1st round at the US Open. That was probably a reaction to all the added interest in her after the Olympics. She has had a superb season and if she has managed to concentrate on her preparation for this tournament I favour her to win. Both can hit the ball hard but Puig is learning to control her power on her groundstrokes.
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