Qatar Total Open, Doha R1 Prediction
?? Samantha Stosur vs ?? Irina-Camelia Begu
I’m going to give the edge to Begu here. Begu will be sharp heading into this match having won a couple of matches on the weekend in Romania’s successful Fed Cup tie with Canada. Conversely, Stosur has won just 1 match in 2018 and has a bad recent record on hard courts. Begu’s flat, deep hitting off both sides is the perfect asset to have to beat Stosur on a hard court. Begu will not really allow Stosur to play her game and the Romanian’s height means that Stosur’s heavy shots will actually sit up nicely for Begu to attack on this surface. The Romanian should be too good here.