Due to start at 6 pm
Peterson 2.76, Pavlyuchenkova 1.54
This will be their first meeting..
Better overall results for Peterson this season. She also has better hard court results. She has won 61% of her hard court matches. Pavlyuchenkova has won 36% of hers.
Pavlyuchenkova made a slow start to the season but has improved in recent weeks. In August she reached the second rounds in Montreal and Cincinnati but took Halep and Kerber to 3 sets in those second round matches. She has had decent results at the US Open but not in recent years. She did make the 3rd round in 2016.
Peterson got to the semi finals in Acapulco in February. More recently she made the second round in Cincinnati as a qualifier but lost to Mertens in a third set tie break. She lost in the qualifying rounds in New Haven last week.
I would favour Pavlyuchenkova to win based on recent form but I think we will see 3 sets. Back Pavlyuchenkova after she gets broken. or loses set 1.
Update: Pavlyuchenkova ran away with set 1 and got the first break in set 2. Peterson recovered to win in 3 sets.
Peterson won 1-6, 6-4, 6-3