WTA Finals Singapore, Red Group match prediction
?? (1) Angelique Kerber vs. ?? (8) Kiki Bertens
Angelique Kerber and Kiki Bertens will be the last of the elite 8 to kick-start their Singapore campaigns when they do battle in the red group on Monday night. This may be the top seed against the lowest ranked player in the event but Kerber heads into this match as just a slight favourite given neither player has been in the greatest of form over the last month. Which of the 2 will step it up and open their Singapore campaign with a win?
I’m going to side with Kerber here. On a hard court, it is Kerber who has the edge in this match-up. The low bouncing indoor hard courts should favour Kerber in this match-up. Bertens prefers heavy conditions and higher bouncing courts and may need some time to adjust to the courts in Singapore given this is her first appearance the event. Kerber is a former finalist in Singapore and should pick up her game for one last push in 2018. Kerber’s ability to absorb the pace of Bertens on a surface like this should be the critical factor.