Qatar Total Open, Doha R1 Prediction
?? Kristina Mladenovic vs ?? Shuai Peng
I have to side with Mladenovic here given the recent form of the two heading into this event. I am now convinced that Mladenovic is over her horrible form slump that saw her lose 15 consecutive matches. The 24-year-old reached the final in St. Petersburg, doing well to defend most of her points after winning the title there last year. Mladenovic enters Doha fresh off a great Fed Cup weekend, Mladenovic was involved in all 3 wins as France beat Belgium 3-2. Mladenovic’s straight set win over Mertens to give France a crucial 2-1 lead was particularly impressive, she is clearly playing with confidence right now. Peng is almost like a walking bye at the moment, until something changes I would not pick her to beat anyone decent.