Their only previous meeting was in February this year. Govortsova won in 2 easy sets on a hard court in Acapulco.
Neither has played many matches on grass in the last 12 months. Govortsova won 6 of her 7 grass matches and Arruabarrena won just 1 of 2.
Govortsova reached the 4th round last year as a qualifier. She beat Cornet and Rybarikova before taking Keys to 3 sets.
Arruabarrena reached the 2nd round for the first time last year. Her win was over Parmentier who has a terrible grass record.
I have to favour Govortsova for the win but she starts too low at 1.52. Back her if she gets broken early. I won’t consider backing below 1.85.