??? BNPPO19, Indian Wells – R1 Preview
?? Yulia Putintseva vs. ?? Timea Babos
Yulia Putintseva and Timea Babos will go head-to-head for the first time when they meet at the first round stage of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. This match-up will feature a big contrast in styles, the speed of Putintseva against the power of Babos, who will prevail?
Yulia Putintseva made a promising start to the season with a quarter-final showing in Sydney before upsetting Barbora Strycova at the opening round stage of the Australian Open. However, since then Putintseva has lost 3 consecutive matches and arrives in Indian Wells in need of a form reversal.
The singles career of Timea Babos has completely fallen apart in recent times. Babos currently finds herself just outside the top 100 and has really struggled just to win matches on the singles court. Babos has lost 20 of her last 26 singles matches on the WTA tour and has won 2 from 8 matches in 2019.
It will be interesting to see how this match-up pans out with both players in desperate need of a victory. Will the power of Babos be too much for Putintseva to handle or will the feisty Kazakh’s versatility trouble the Hungarian?