Re: Vera Zvonareva is OUT of the Fed Cup Final, Kirilenko is playing singles
As a Petra fan, I'm almost more worried about MaKiri (whom I love as a player). She might have the best hands at net of any singles player on tour right now. She also has a game that is already predicated on craftiness, touch, and placement rather than power, so she won't be dismayed at Petra's superiority in the latter department. And she's relatively tough mentally. An overachiever who loves to pull the upset. Whereas Bepa would have been an even match, with a favorable H2H record against Petra, that would have been some extra motive for a much-improved Petra to beat her. I don't know MaKiri's H2H with Petra.
EDIT: OMG, just realized that Kiri is 1-0 against her, and that the only time they've played was at Wimbledon!
I just wish Li'l Masha had a better serve. She could be top ten if she did.
"I really have friends on the tour, and I'm really happy for it. ...I remember when I was young and someone told my father that I'm too nice for tennis. So I'm just glad that I can be nice off the court and fighting on the court." — Petra Kvitova, May 8, 2005
P. Kvitova def. S. Williams 6-2, 6-3