R32 in Indian Wells. In opening round IMO Mona Barthel has showed better form and she should be slight favorite in this match. She beat Kiki Bertens 6-1, 6-4 while Ana Ivanovic although allowed even less games to Taylor Townsend (6-1,6-2), has not impressed at all. Note that Townsend is very young, she yet needs to reach 17 and at this point is barely among top 500. Even against such opponent, Ivanovic lost her service twice. But I believe she can do much better. After all inexperience of Taylor Townsend definitely affected on Ivanovic to play little more relaxed.
With Mona Barthel, Serbian player met once in the past. It was last season in Stuttgart when German girl won in straight but both sets were very close (7-5,7-6).
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