Kuzmova/Sasnovich (@3.75) vs Chan/Chan (@1.22)

Our Prediction:

Chan/Chan will win

Kuzmova/Sasnovich – Chan/Chan Match Prediction | 19-08-2019

Expect some extra spice if paired against Hingis and Mirza, who felt Chan Hao-Ching touched the ball with her racket on a ball that eventually sailed long in the Beijing final. Playing together regularly after Wimbledon, they've sizzled. The Chan sisters are a close second. And during the Asian swing (which has particular relevance given the WTA Finals venue is Singapore), their record was 12-3. Chan, Yung-Jan / Chan, Hao-Ching: One can safely say that Hingis and Mirza make up the most in-form team at the WTA Finals.

Martina Hingis / Sania Mirza: The way they've played, it's easy to forget that Mirza and Hingis didn't start the season together. They came together in Indian Wells, immediately flourished, and though they endured a slight hiccup leading into Wimbledon - they turned things around brilliantly at the All England Club. They carry a 17-match winning streak into Singapore, last losing in Cincinnati to the Chan sisters.

Alas, Suarez Navarro made Singapore, in the doubles, but only after the withdrawal of Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova. Like Safarova, Muguruza will be doing double duty, also playing in the singles. She was playing well in doubles, too, alongside Muguruza. Garbie Muguruza / Carla Surez Navarro: Had you asked just about anyone in early April if Carla Suarez Navarro would play at the WTA Finals, the answer would have been a resounding yes: Suarez Navarro was thriving in singles , coming off a final in Miami.

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Raquel Kops-Jones / Abigail Spears: The standout result for the all-American pairing came at Wimbledon, advancing to the semifinals. The duo haven't been able to maintain the momentum, though, going 5-5 in their ensuing 10 encounters. When it comes to amassing points this year, playing regularly has been key: Kops-Jones and Spears have contested more tournaments than any other team in Singapore.

Her experience dovetails with Garcia's youth and power, particularly on the forehand. If you guessed Hingis, you'd have to guess again. Caroline Garcia / Katarina Srebotnik: Of this year's crop of players in Singapore, who has made the most appearances at the doubles year-end championships? While the Swiss is making her sixth appearance, this week marks Srebotnik's ninth trip. Though they went 4-12 against the rest of the field in Singapore, Garcia and Srebotnik went 2-1 against Hingis and Mirza.

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Babos has made strides in singles, too, this season. Combined they're the youngest team in the field. Timea Babos / Kristina Mladenovic: Mladenovic's singles breakthrough - she's inside the Top 30 after ending last year at 81st - hasn't come at the expense of her doubles. But after winning titles in Rome and Dubai and making the semifinals at Wimbledon, here's a blip for the duo: They've gone 4-4 in their past eight matches.

They've collected two doubles grand slam titles together and appeared in two other finals. Andrea Hlavackova / Lucie Hradecka: Hlavackova and Hradecka are alternates (moving into the field when a leg injury prompted Ekaterina Makarova to pull out, along with doubles partner Elena Vesnina), and they're the only team in the field not to have won a title together in 2015. But that doesn't mean Hlavackova and Hradecka should be discounted. Further, Hlavackova and Hradecka were on song in Asia, making the semifinals in Wuhan and quarterfinals in Beijing. Far from it.

Hercog had a good first half of the season but on clay and grass. Sasnovich stopped her 8 matches losing run last week in CIncinnati and then nearly won vs the World # 1 Naomi Osaka. Polona Hercog from Slovenia # 54 will face Aliaksandra Sasnovich from Belarus # 47 in a 1st round match of the WTA event in New York, USA on hard courts. Here I expect the higher ranked player to win the match. She was 8-3 on the North American hard courts touranemnts in 2018. She lost in the 1st round in Toronto on hard courts in her last tournament. Polona lost to Sasnovich in their only clash on hard courts so far.