WTA Wimbledon, 3rd round: Bacsinszky v Pavlyuchenkova

Bacsinszky leads the head to heads 2-1. Their only recent meeting was in January this year. Pavlyuchenkova won on a hard court in straight sets. They have never met on grass.

Pavlyuchenkova was broken at the start of her match with Putintseva. She had chances to break in most of Putintseva’s service games but didn’t get the break back until the 10th game to level at 5-5. She then broke again for the set. Set 2 was over quickly.

Bacsinszky needed 3 sets against Niculescu. That wasn’t a huge surprise as they hadgone to 3 sets at Wimbledon last year and Niculescu had a good record against her.

Pavlyuchenkova needs to serve well from the start. She won’t find it easy to get back if she is broken early.

Back Bacsinszky if SHE is broken first. Bacsinszky starts around 1.42.

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