Victoria Azarenka vs. Kristina Mladenovic, Montreal R1 Prediction

🇨🇦 Rogers Cup, Montreal R1 Prediction
🇧🇾 (wc) Victoria Azarenka vs. 🇫🇷 Kristina Mladenovic

I’m going to side with Azarenka. The major concern for Azarenka heading into this match is her health after she was forced to retire in San Jose last week due to a back complaint. Azarenka seemingly looked fine during practise in Montreal and therefore I give her the benefit of the doubt here, she wouldn’t play if something was seriously wrong. Azarenka played some good tennis in San Jose, she seems very confident at the moment, especially given her willingness to move up the court whenever possible. Azarenka should be too consistent for Mladenovic from the baseline and will put a heap of pressure on the Frenchwoman’s serve. This should be a good match-up for Azarenka.

Prediction: Victoria Azarenka to defeat Kristina Mladenovic in 2 sets