BNP Paribas Open, ??? Indian Wells R2 Prediction
?? (14) Kristina Mladenovic vs. ?? Samantha Stosur
I’m going to side with Stosur here. Stosur’s 4-0 record over Mladenovic says it all. Stosur is very much a player where head-to-head records are significant because Stosur struggles in certain circumstances and thrives in others. Similarly, Mladenovic also struggles against certain types of opposition. Stosur’s weapons line up nicely against the Mladenovic weaknesses. Stosur’s heavy shots can expose the weak Mladenovic backhand giving her the edge from the baseline whilst Stosur’s serve is far more reliable, especially her second serve. The slow conditions in Indian Wells should suit Stosur in this match-up.