Rogers Cup, Montreal. R3 Prediction
?? (6) Caroline Garcia vs. ?? Maria Sharapova
I’m going to give the slight edge to the Frenchwoman here. Garcia almost always rises to the occasion in match-ups like this and in general I think this is a good match-up for Garcia. Garcia’s strong serving and powerful baseline game means she can control her service games whilst her dangerous return of serve has the ability to put pressure on the vulnerable Sharapova second serve. Still not convinced Sharapova can play at a high level consistently enough in these big events.