Yulia Putintseva vs. Timea Babos, Indian Wells R1 Prediction

??? BNPPO19, Indian Wells – R1 Prediction
?? Yulia Putintseva vs. ?? Timea Babos

A huge contrast in styles will be on show when Yulia Putintseva takes on Timea Babos in Indian Wells in what will be the first career meeting between the pair. Putintseva and Babos have completely contrasting strengths and weaknesses, a scenario that always makes for an interesting clash.

I have to side with Putintseva here. I expect Putintseva to be too solid for a Babos, especially given the slow hard court surface in Indian Wells. Putintseva has had success on this surface in the past, just last year Putintseva pushed Kvitova in a 3 set epic, showing that she can deal with extreme pace on this surface. Babos is in terrible form and Putintseva should be smart enough to disrupt her rhythm and come through this opening round match. Putintseva’s versatility is the perfect weapon to expose Babos on this slow court.

Prediction: Yulia Putintseva to defeat Timea Babos in 2 sets
Become a WTAADDICT subscriber. Sale on now: Join here