🇺🇸🌵 BNPPO19, Indian Wells – R2 Prediction
🇹🇼 (27) Su-Wei Hsieh vs. 🇬🇧 Johanna Konta
A tough second round match-up from the Californian desert sees the 27th seeded Su-Wei Hsieh take on Johanna Konta. Hsieh arrives in Indian Wells in good form after an impressive run to the semi-finals in Dubai a few weeks ago but will face a strong first-up challenge from Johanna Konta after receiving a bye through the opening round.
I’m going to side with Konta here despite Hsieh entering this match with the better form. The conditions in Indian Wells are notoriously tough, I don’t think the slow, bouncy court suit the game of Hsieh very well. Conversely, they suit Konta nicely and the Brit made a good start to the tournament with a straight set win over Pauline Parmentier so she is better adjusted to the conditions. If Konta can get on top of the rallies early and push Hsieh back behind the baseline she should be too strong here.