Their head to heads are 3-3. They last met on a Tokyo hard court in September 2015. Wickmayer won in 3 close sets. Bondarenko has won both their grass matches in 3 sets. Both were in Birmingham in 2015 and 2008. She has not had a great season so far winning just 43% of her matches.
Wickmayer hasn’t done a lot better in 2017 with 48% of matches won. She has played a couple of grass tournaments in 2017. She teached the second round in
Nottingham where she lost in straight sets to Konta and she was dumped out of the qualifying rounds in Mallorca by Ons Jabeur in 2 sets.
Bondarenko has a better record on grass but she has not played on this surface since losing in round 1 last year. This looks like going to 3 sets.
Value on Bondarenko to take at least a set. Lay Wickmayer if she breaks first.
Wickmayer starts around 1.65.