Re: WWW French Open R4: Kanepi vs Rus
Kanepi has won both of their previous meetings in straight sets, so she is definitely a favorite to win this match. I don't think Aranxta has enough weapons to really beat Kanepi. Kanepi has played really well this clay season and deserves a QF showing for sure. However, one thing I am worried about is the hostile Dutch crowd. A few days ago, Lukasz Kubot of Poland lost to David Goffin of Belgium and the scene was very hostile. The Belgian crowd was cheering on Kubot's errors and that really changed the overall course of the match. Today, the Dutch crowd did the same thing to Goerges and she winded up losing. No one wants to think the crowd is against them, booing their winners and cheering their errors. If Kanepi lets the crowd into her head, it could be an interesting match. I am still going with Kanepi in 2 because she would be an utter moron to pass up this opportunity against an opponent in the R16 who is ranked number 88 in the world.