Sakkari (1.50) v Pera (2.92)
Due to start at 4 pm
Sakkari won their only previous meeting in July 2019. it was at Wimbledon on grass and she won in 2 sets.
Their 12 month overall results are quite even. Sakkari has a small lead in 2020. Hard court results slightly favour Sakkari in the last year and also in 2020.
Sakkari reached the quarter finals at the Cincinnati tournament last week. She beat Serena Williams in 3 sets before losing to Johanna Konta. She made the fourth round at the Australian Open and the third round at last season’s US Open.
Pera has had some decent performances on hard courts this season. She reached the second round in Adelaide as a qualifier. She did the same in Doha in February. This week she had a tough opening set against Zarina Diyas which she won in a tie break but finished the match with a bagel.
I expect the sets to be close today. Back Sakkari around 1.85 to 1.95.
Update: Terrible start from Sakkari. She was quickly 4-0 down. She improved as the second set progressed and their stats were quite even. A late single break gave her a 5-3 lead and she easily served out the set. She broke Pera’s serve twice in the deciding set.
Sakkari won 2-6, 6-3, 6-2.