Australian Open ?? R1 Prediction
?? Samantha Stosur vs ?? Monica Puig
I’m going to side with Stosur here. I think Stosur is fit, healthy and ready to go. Stosur is not under as much pressure these days when she competes in Australia as there are so many other Australian’s in the spotlight above her. Stosur clearly has the game to beat Puig as she holds a 4-1 head-to-head record over Puerto Rican. Puig is not in good form and is not playing with much confidence at the moment. So long as Puig does not come out firing and produce a level she has not found for a while, I think Stosur will be too strong.