I usually don’t go with parlays but i think this one is pretty solid. Two players who have regained some good form and should be to solid and good favorites to advance to the next rounds in Montreal.
Garcia C. – Kerber A.
Actually Garcia leads the H2H and the win came in 2014, but it was on clay and Kerber withdraw with injury in the second set. Garcia have 7-7 on hard this year so far with her best result in Acapulco were she reached the QF beating Bouchard on her way, otherwise she have 5 first round exists out of 8 tournaments on hard this year. She have 1 top 10 win this year over Jankovic but on clay, and she is 0-3 against top 10 on hard this year, all in Premier event as well. She have to do something extra to match Kerber in this one..
As Kerber should try to ride on her decent form and performance lately, only loosing 3 out of her last 10 matches, most recent to Serena in the Stanford Final (Hard). Before that in the QF of Wimbledon to the Finalist Bouchard and before that to Keys in the Eastbourne Final, so her form is really good at the moment.
She have 19-8 on hard this year reaching the Final in Stanford, Doha and Sydney and the QF in Miami. She is yet looking for the title, and she have been beating better players on her way to those finals than Garcia, she has a 8-2 record beating lower ranked players in her 10 most recent matches.. I think that she will come through this one as well, even if she may be a little bit exhausted after Stanford she should be to solid on this surface for Garcia as she have some good momentum lately.
Wozniacki C. – Koukalova K.
H2H is 3-0 in favor for the Danish Delight, only loosing 1 set in 2007. Caroline had a troubling year with some first or second round exist and poor losses, and her break up with her boyfriend. But she have found some new spirit and are saving up her season better late than never.
She is on a 9-1 winning streak at the moment, winning Istanbul (hard) beating Vinci in straight in that final. She like it on the surface and is 20-7 on hard this year, making QF in Miami, SF in Dubai and Moneterry – loosing to Venus, Li, Ivanovic and JJ.. She like it here in Montreal as she was the winner 2010 and in semifinal here 2012. She beat Hantuchova in her last match strongly with 6-1, 6-1. Winning 82% of her second services and only facing 1 break point during the match.
Koukalova have a 6-4 record in her recent 10 matches with a SF spot in Hertogenbosch (grass) as a best result lately (beaten by Coco). She beat Bertens yesterday in straight sets and have a 2 round appearance here as best result in 2010. Yesterday she was only getting in 51% of her first services and made 9 double faults, facing 13 break points. She is only 3-7 on her last 10 matches against top 20 players but 5-5 on hard court beating Ivanovic and Cibulkova this year..
But I think she will have a though one against Caroline, who have the momentum and the H2H don’t lie. Woz have a recent 7-3 record against top 50 players in WTA Premier events, I think she will be to eager and solid for Klara here, Klara really need to step up her service game against Woz, if they are playing like their previous matches this should be on Woz strings with ease. Woz is to consistent and should have a good opportunity to advance further more.
Kerber A. + Wozniacki C. – 1.65 @ Nordicbet
Kerber wins 6-4 6-1
Wozniacki wins 6-1 6-2