Volvo Car Open, Charleston R1 Prediction
(14) Elena Vesnina vs. Madison Brengle
This is a match that Vesnina should be winning. Vesnina is a class above Brengle and is smart enough to use her weapons to get passed an opponent like Brengle. Vesnina’s ability to come forward to end points at the net is critical against a player like Brengle who often retreats far behind the baseline and just pushes balls back into play. I think the Charleston surface favours Vesnina, the Russian has had success here before having reached the final in 2016 whilst Brengle generally struggles on clay. This is a good surface for Vesnina to execute the right game against the American.