Kerber is ranked higher though. It's likely Kerber won't even play unless either Sabine or Julia have a really bad match on the first day and Rittner chooses her to play a singles match on the second day instead. If it came down to the doubles, it'll definitely be Julia-ALG playing that.
I wouldn`t be too sure, that Julia will be 2nd singles player on the first day. Rittner said, the decision depends on how good their training results will be.
And also, remember how "pissed" Rittner was after Julia`s match against Radwanska and how harsh she openly criticised her!
I wouldn`t be too surprised, to see Angie play!?
Given Angie's epic initial answer to the Q "what do you do when you wake up?" on the AO 2012 Open Drive, maybe best she is held in reserve!!
Kerber has no shot at Petra. Goerges at least does IMO
Sadly, I don't think any of the German girls will beat Petra. Petra on indoor hardcourts is lethal-- there's a reason she didn't lose a match on it all last year. That's why I'm so surprised they didn't choose to play on indoor clay given how good Julia is on it, plus Sabine being a decent clay courter as well.
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agree guys... Petra is pretty good on indoor hard and as you said she didn´t lose on this surface last year.... I think Germany would have a better chance to beat Petra on clay but Petra won Madrid but I think there was a little bit faster clay... but we´ll see anyway I have to cheer for our Czech girls... so much looking forward to the weekend! I´ll be happy for both sides to be through...