Re: WWW AO 1R: Mirjana Lucic vs. Sorana Cirstea?
Hard to call. I like both girls and would be happy for whoever won this match. As for trying to predict who will win I think probably all we have to go on are the very few matches that both have played thus far this year and use that as an indication of form. On that basis I am inclinded to think Cirstea will be the favourite, having had solid wins over Dushevina, Barrois and Scheepers this year.
However, while using the 1st two weeks of the season as a gauge for assessing a player's form is probably our only realistic means of comparing the level of players prior to the AO it is hardly reliable.
So I will say that while the results of the first two weeks of the season point to a Cirstea win, anything can happen here.