? Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open, R1 Prediction
?? Aryna Sabalenka vs. ?? Carla Suarez Navarro
I’m going to side with Suarez Navarro on this occasion. Whilst there is no doubt that Sabalenka’s best is too much for the Spaniard to handle, I get the feeling Suarez Navarro’s consistency will get the job done on this occasion. Sabalenka has just played the 1 match since her disappointing US Open fourth round loss to Naomi Osaka, a straight set loss to Lepchenko in Quebec where she looked very rusty. Sabalenka doesn’t have momentum behind her anymore and is likely to be a little wayward heading into this match. Suarez Navarro is the type of opponent that can make the most of this situation, the Spaniard will be keen for revenge and can see her sneaking through this one.