Ajla Tomljanovic vs. Alize Cornet, Indian Wells R1 Prediction

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It is difficult to split Ajla Tomljanovic and Alize Cornet heading into their opening round clash at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. There is little to separate the pair in terms of ranking and form, both are also fairly inconsistent so this really is a tough match to call…

I’m going to give the edge to Cornet here. I think the superior versatility of Cornet will see her through this match, especially given the tricky conditions in Indian Wells. The gritty hard court will seemingly favour Cornet in this match-up as she will have more time to handle the pace of shots from Tomljanovic. Cornet will also be able to expose the sometimes questionable movement of Tomljanovic on this surface with her drop shots and use of angles. Tomljanovic is the type of player that can be rusty early in an event and she may struggle to control her power in the thin desert air against a quality defensive player.

Prediction: Alize Cornet to defeat Ajla Tomljanovic in 2 sets
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