Garbine Muguruza vs. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Stuttgart R2 Prediction

Porsche Tennis GP, Stuttgart R2 Prediction
?? (2) Garbine Muguruza vs. ?? Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

I’m going to give Muguruza the benefit of the doubt here, but I think this will be a close match. Muguruza is seemingly building into some nice form as she enters Stuttgart on a 7-match winning streak. Clay is Muguruza’s most dangerous surface but she has only won 2 matches in her last 3 appearances in Stuttgart. Nevertheless, It is Muguruza who is the tougher of the two and has the power to really rush Pavlyuchenkova. Pavlyuchenkova is vulnerable in match-ups like this where her opponent can match and better her power. The Russian was involved in a 3 hour match yesterday and may have trouble recovering to take on the world number 3, it is a big ask, based on Pavlyuchenkova’s general form of late I doubt she can get over the line here even if Garbine is rusty in her first match of the week.

Prediction: Garbine Muguruza to defeat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in 3 sets