This will be the first time they have played.
Diyas has been struggling for form this year but has a decent record on grass. She reached the 4th round at Wimbledon for the last 2 years. Her form before last year’s tournament was not good either although she did make the 3rd round at Eastbourne. This time around this match will be her first on grass in 2016.
Friedsam won an ITF title on grass right before Wimbledon last year. She took Bencic to 3 sets in the 2nd round. This year Eastbourne was her warm up tournament. She reached the 3rd round beating Safarova in the 2nd round.
I’d expect Diyas to make the slower start. Lay Friedsam if she breaks first. I see some value on Diyas and expect a close match. A good chance of 3 sets.