🇬🇧 Nature Valley International, Eastbourne R2 Preview
🇪🇸 (16) Carla Suarez Navarro vs. 🇺🇸 Danielle Collins
Carla Suarez Navarro and Danielle Collins will go head-to-head in an interesting second round clash at the Nature Valley International in Eastbourne. Both Collins and Suarez Navarro arrived in Eastbourne without a win to their name on grass in 2018, in the last tournament before Wimbledon it is critical for both gain some confidence and momentum this week in Eastbourne before heading to SW19.
The 16th seeded Suarez Navarro received a bye through the opening round in Eastbourne. The Spaniard has played just one prior tournament on grass this year, in Mallorca last week. Suarez Navarro suffered a disappointing straight set loss in Mallorca, beaten by Lara Arruabarrena.
Danielle Collins also suffered a disappointing loss in Mallorca last week, a straight set loss at the hands of Rebecca Peterson in the opening round. Collins managed to get back to the winners list in Eastbourne with a 6-3 3-6 6-3 opening round win over local wild-card Katie Swan, her first tour level victory on a grass court.
The only previous match between the pair took place earlier this year in Indian Wells, Suarez Navarro claimed a fairly comfortable 6-2 6-4 victory. The conditions in Eastbourne will be very different to those in Indian Wells, Collins seemingly has a greater chance on this quick grass court surface.