BNP Paribas Open, ??? Indian Wells R4 Prediction
?? Marketa Vondrousova vs. ?? Petra Martic
With so much on the line, it will be interesting to see which of these two steps up and makes the most of this opportunity to reach the quarter-final stage of premier mandatory level for the first time.
I’m going to give the edge to Petra Martic. I have generally been very impressed by Martic over the last 12 months and she has made a very consistent start to 2018. There are a few factors that seemingly give Martic the edge. Firstly, she has more experience at big events, Martic has reached the fourth round stage at Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the Australian over the last 12 months. Conversely, Vondrousova will be playing in the biggest match of her life and has no experience at this stage of a big event. Secondly, Martic won the only previous match the pair, a straight set win in Auckland earlier this year. Thirdly, Martic is more experienced in general and has a more versatile and reliable game that is more likely to stand up under pressure.