Mertens vs Watson
Semifinal between Elise Mertens and Heather Watson in Hobart.
I said a lot of things about Elise Mertens in my previous tip, which was void. She is really solid from every point of the court and I trust her to win this match. She made brilliant matches in Hopman cup, now in Hobart..Mertens had one more day to rest, cause she had walkover yesterday against Niculescu.
Heather Watson start of the season in Brisbane was awful. She was totally outplayed by Kaia Kanepi in qual. match for the main draw, but she entered like a lucky looser. Then she lost again in the first round by Kontaveit. Here in Hobart she performs much better after winning her qual. matches and in the main draw against Cirstea, Fourlis and Vekic. Nothing special as opponents, but that's good winning streak. I think it will finish tomorrow with a loss by Elise Mertens.
The Belgium won the only match between them last year in Luxembourg. I expect another win for Mertens no matter in two or three sets.
Mertens vs Watson prediction
|Mertens||Pinnacle||1.64||10||2-1 WON (+6.4 units)|