Here's a look at Marta's draw and how she can do this week in Birmingham:
Marta has a good draw this week and I hope she can take advantage of it.
First she plays Madison Brengle (a scrub) in the first round. She should have no problem with Madison.
Then she will play Dasha and she pretty much owns Dasha (2-0). This should be another straight-set win.
Then Marta will have either Penko or Sam Stosur or possibly LLD. None of them scare me at all. Should be another solid win for Marta, which puts her in the semis!
Then things get difficult. I think she will face CarGar, but it could be top seed Elise Mertens. However, I think if Marta plays her best I think she can get by either of them.
On the bottom half there is DV, Ons Jabeur, Leylah Fernandez, Nina Stojanovic, Kiki, Fiona Ferro, Camila Giorgi, Heather Watson and Shuai Zhang. The final could be really tricky, but I believe Marta is ready for this and can take her first WTA Tour title!
Let's do this Marta!