Peng vs Knapp by Tennisguy
Peng is ranked 40 and Knapp 74. They have met only once in a match that took place in 2008 in Indian Wells(hard court) which Peng won 6-1, 6-3.
Peng has a record of 16-9 on hard this year compared to Knapp who is 11-11.
In her previous 2 qualif. matches here Peng deafeated Schmiedlova 6-2, 6-2 and Konta 6-2, 6-1. She looks in solid shape and I think she is going to do well in this tournament. She had a week of rest as she didn't play in Cincinnati last week so I think she is going to perform at her maximum level today.
Knapp in her previous qualif. matches managed to defeat Katarzyna Piter 6-2, 6-0 and Polona Hercog 6-2, 6-1. She managed some good wins but both those players she played against where completely of of form so to me it doesn't say a lot. Knapp did manage some good wins last week in Cincinnati but I don't see her repeating that performance. She is definitely one of the more inconsistent player on the tour and against a solid player like Peng she struggle a lot.
I think Peng is the better player here and the odds are quite good for her to win so I am picking her to do that.
|Peng to win||Pinnacle||1.84||6||2-0 WON (+5.04 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.