Re: Alize Sensational Adventures 2010//Vamos girl!
Indeed, the positive thing is that this will definitely be televised.
To be honest I think this is a good draw for both players. Neither player has had many wins recently. Some of you may have seen Marina play, others may not know her. Marina is just coming back from injury. She reached 49 at one point in 2008 (partly because she reached the semifinal here, beating top seed Vera Zvonareva in 3 sets on the way- of course Vera played a poor match there) and had some other good results, winning Surbiton by beating Yanina and Keothavong, and reaching the final of Birmingham, beating Yaroslava and Alona before losing to Alona's sister Katya. Then she had a run of early losses and then injury.
I think this will be a close match. Marina plays well in front of home crowds, serves strongly, volleys well, but moves rather slowly around the court. Her forehand is quite hard but she tends to chip the backhand a bit too much. If Alize serves well I think Marina will not return it very well, returning is not a strength. But I wonder how well Alize will return Marina's serve, which is probably her main weapon. Alize also needs to be able to handle the local wind which can sometimes be difficult.
I guess I would be happy with a result either way this time.