Due to start at 7 pm
Kvitova 1.52, Mertens 2.80
This will be their first meeting.
Both have very strong results this season. Kvitova leads 80% v 74% matches won. They are also very even on hard courts but Mertens has a slightly better win percentage.
Mertens beat Stephens in the last round. The first set was very scrappy. Stephens was a break ahead 3 times but lost the set in a tie break. There were 7 mini breaks in the tie break and Stephens had 3 set points. Mertens was comfortable in set 2.
Kvitova beat Serena Williams in her first match and had no problems with Mladenovic in the last round other than being broken 3 times in 2 sets.
Some value on Mertens and I think she can take a set. Her more recent results are better. She reached the quarter finals last week and Semi final in San Jose.
I favour Kvitova to come out on top. Lay Kvitova if she breaks first. Back Kvitova above 1.85.