Re: YEC: "Russian v Russian = Russia Wins" Match - Maria vs Svetlana. Who will win this?
If Svetlana wins, it will definitely be unexpected. I think Maria is favored, especially indoors. However, in my ideal scenario, Svetlana would beat Maria in straight sets and Kim would win in straight sets, but Maria would win enough games to make the semis. That way, Maria would face Justine (who will beat Amelie) and Martina will face Kim. Ideally, then, we would have a Martina vs. Maria final, meaning Martina would end up top five and Maria would end up no.1.