Belinda Bencic vs Mladenovic
The odds for Mladenovic to win have been going up and down depending on which bookie you look at, but 2.72 for her to defeat Bencic has to be taken any day of the week. First of all, this is Hopman Cup and its played indoors. Its Bencic's least played surface, she has merely played 23 indoor matches in her career (in 6 seasons). For Mladenovic is the complete opposite, its her second most played surface next to hard but the difference but her win% is way higher on indoor courts, she is 76/39. An excellent record and one that shows her huge surface advantage over Bencic.
Last time they played, Mladenovic won on grass in three sets.
Bencic is having a solid Hopman Cup with a 2-1 win vs Watson and 2-0 vs Petkovic. Both expected results though and anything else than a win for Bencic in each game would've been a surprise. Mladenovic also defeated the same Watson in three sets but lost to Petkovic. Perhaps this plays into her being the underdog here, but I don't think it should. Mladenovic has her ups and downs and on a good day she can pose a challenge to almost any player on the circuit on indoor courts.
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