Due to start at 8 pm
Babos 3.75, Kasatkina 1.36
Kasatkina won their only previous meeting. That was in January 2017 on a hard court in Sydney. She won in 3 sets.
Kasatkina has better overall results this year. Her hard court results are also stronger and she has a higher ROI. She reached the 4th round of the US Open last season. She reached the final in Indian Wells in March but has been a little inconsistent recently.
Babos reached the final in Monterrey in April but has also been inconsistent recently. She has won 2 of her last 10 matches and 5 of her last 10 on hard courts. She did take Goerges to 3 sets in Montreal.
I favour Kasatkina to win but we have a chance of 3 sets. Back Kasatkina if she gets broken first.
Update: Tough match. Babos took an early 4-1 lead but Kasatkina won the next 5 games. Babos took a scrappy 2nd set and led 4-2 in the deciding set. Kasatkina recovered with consecutive breaks of serve to take the match.
Kasatkina won 6-4, 5-7, 6-4