This will be their first meeting.
Cibulkova won the title in Eastbourne last week. She started a little slowly in her first round match and was a break behind against Lucic Baroni but fought back and won in straight sets. She has had time to recover from her long week in Eastbourne so i don’t see fatigue being an issue for her.
Gavrilova played reasonably well in her 3 set win over Wang. Her level of play will need to go up a couple of notches if she is going to be competitive today.
Let’s hope for another slow start from Cibulkova. Back her if she is broken first.