Sixth seed Alison Riske takes on seventh seed Beatriz Haddad Maia in the final of the Rothesay Open in Nottingham on Sunday.
The American has won 16 out of 26 matches this season, with a run to the final of the Adelaide International 2 being her best result so far. Riske began her campaign in Nottingham by beating Ukrainian qualifier Daria Snigur 7-5, 6-3 in the first round. She then defeated Carolina Garcia in straight sets to book her place in the quarterfinals.
Riske came back from a set down to defeat Harriet Dart 4-6, 6-2, 6-1. She then defeated Viktorija Golubic 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 to reach her second final this season.
Beatriz Haddad Maia has won 13 out of 23 matches this season, which included a run to the semifinals of the Monterrey Open. The Brazilian kicked off her campaign in Nottingham by defeating Wang Qiang in the first round despite going a set down.
She then defeated Yuriko Miyazaki in straight sets to set up a quarter-final clash with top seed Maria Sakkari. Haddad Maia stunned the Greek by beating her 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 and sealing her place in the semifinals. She made the final by beating Tereza Martincova after the latter was forced to retire due to injury.
The two players have never met before, so their head-to-head currently stands at 0-0. Haddad Maia will be aiming to win her first WTA singles title, while Riske will capture her fourth if she is triumphant.
|Player||Moneyline||Handicap Bets||Total Games (Over and Under)|
|Beatriz Haddad Maia||+135||+2.5 (-110)||Under 21.5 (-110)|
|Alison Riske||-175||-2.5 (-125)||Over 21.5 (-125)|