??? Dubai DFTC – R3 Prediction
?? Kristina Mladenovic vs. ?? Carla Suarez Navarro
Kristina Mladenovic enters her third round clash with Suarez Navarro in Dubai on a high after knocking off the top ranked Naomi Osaka in the previous round. However, the Frenchwoman is likely to get a reality check here as she will face a very different test in this match-up, a test she has consistently failed to overcome in the past.
This is a bad match-up for Mladenovic. Suarez Navarro has won all 3 of their previous matches on a hard court and should continue that streak here. Carla’s consistency and variety from the baseline makes life very tough for Mladenovic, the Frenchwoman needs to consistently play on the edge to have success in this match-up. Suarez Navarro is good at exploiting weaknesses and Mladenovic has plenty of those. Suarez Navarro is looking good this week and should be too solid for Mladenovic here.