? Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open, R1 Prediction
?? (10) Jelena Ostapenko vs. ?? Daria Gavrilova
I’m going to side with Ostapenko in the first career meeting between the pair. This will be attack vs. defence, on this occasion I expect attack to prevail. The hard courts in Wuhan are usually on the quicker side and this favours Ostapenko as she will be aided in her quest to hit through Gavrilova. I think Gavrilova’s serve will be a big issue in this match-up, Gavrilova has one of the most vulnerable serves on tour and Ostapenko posses one of the most dangerous returns of serve. Ostapenko made it all the way to the semi-finals in Wuhan last year and will be keen for a big week after last week’s disappointment in Seoul. I think Ostapenko wins this pretty comfortably.