Elise Mertens vs. Eugenie Bouchard, Montreal R1 Prediction

?? Rogers Cup, Montreal R1 Prediction
?? (14) Elise Mertens vs. ?? (wc) Eugenie Bouchard

I have to side with Mertens here. The Belgian has been very impressive throughout 2018 and is seemingly a class above Bouchard. Mertens is very tough to beat, especially on a hard court. Bouchard simply hasn’t shown enough signs of late to suggest that she is capable of producing a performance good enough to topple Mertens. This is a troublesome match-up for Bouchard because Mertens does everything very well, it takes Bouchard to redline to have consistent success in this match-up. Mertens is the far better player at the moment, she should win this pretty comfortably.

Prediction: Elise Mertens to defeat Eugenie Bouchard in 2 sets