H2H is 1-1, but Andrea won the latest one (Beijing 2010).
Safarova also coming pretty much straight from Kuala Lumpur. Hopefully she's tired...
Just trying to think positively here.
Possible rematch from Brisbane w/ Bartoli, and if we dare think ahead, Clijsters in the Quarters.
Someone in the Middle East thread wrote that if Andrea makes it to Quarters she can reach Top 20, so on the bright side that's a good short-term goal to have, and very possible.
Also Andrea hit w/ Steffi the other day, that's gotta be good for her confidence.
Would've been nice to have an easier opponent in the first match after the break. But she has to beat players like Safarova and Bartoli anyway if she wants to make it into Top 20. Also being without the pressure of defending points won't hurt.