It might come as a little bit of a surprise to see Boulter lead the way over Zheng in hard court stats from last year but when it has counted, Zheng has edged in break points saved and overall service points won.
Playing Styles & Prediction
Zheng has been one of the rising stars on the WTA tour, and will present a very stern test for the British No. 1. Not that the 12th seed had things all her own way, having to come from a set down in her opener to book her spot in the second round.
Both play aggressive tennis, and Zheng enjoys taking the ball early in order to be able to dictate control. Boulter has worked hard on being able to add more elements to her game – more variety will be key to mix things up.
Boulter might fancy her chances, but she cannot afford to sit back and will have to be ready to meet like with like, and bring extra,
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