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Matchup: Ekaterina Alexandrova v Elise Mertens
Pick: 9* Alexandrova Moneyline
Alexandrova is an elite indoors player, her flat ball striking off both wings is extremely effective on this surface.
Mertens is carrying a minor injury, she dropped sets against Kalinia & Zvonareva, facing 22 break points and trailed Kudermetova in the early stages of today's quarter-final before a meltdown from her opponent.
Alexandrova has sailed through her draw this week, winning all three matches in straight sets and she beat Mertens on grass in Hertogenbosch last year, a surface with similar characteristics to indoor hard court.
Alexandrova is 25-6 indoors over the past two seasons, expect her to beat an opponent who struggles in this matchup in these conditions and is also carrying a small injury. Alexandrova Moneyline.