Putintseva vs Nicole Gibbs by Igrok
Miami, 1. round, hard
Putintseva (58) will play against Gibbs (74)
Putintseva has been consistent so far, especially after that win against Wozniacki in AU Open, reaching the semifinal in Kaohsiung lost against Venus Williams and 3R in Indiana Wells pushing hard Serena Williams in the first set which lost only on tie-break.
Gibbs also arrives here after a good week in Indiana Wells, beating players like Keys and Shvedova. She was also able to win one set against Kvitova but at the end she lost the match.
This is probably the most exciting match today, they are quite similar in terms of tactics, they are very good in defense, they have the ability to move well, good in the rally but not very aggressive and they don't usually attack the net. Putintseva has probably the edge in using different shots, spins and deep shots at the same time.
Putintseva to win
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