BNP Paribas Open, ??? Indian Wells QF Preview
?? (10) Angelique Kerber vs. ?? (20) Daria Kasatkina
I’m going to give the slight edge to Kerber here. There is really little to separate these two as the head-to-head record of 2 wins apiece suggests. Expect many long rallies in this match, a slow surface combined with two of the best movers and defensive players on tour means that this is likely to be a long, close match. I give Kerber the slight edge because she is more experienced in big matches and is mentally tougher in big moments. Kerber has the power to hit through Kasatkina, even on this slow surface a little more than Kasatkina has the ability to hit through Kerber which is another key factor.