she lost to Schnyder and Benesova in 09/10, twice to Kerber last year and once to Makarova
she was 5-3 facing lefties in 12 and before that 8-4
Thanks for the info, numerical confirmation Timey.
Remember, she lost one of the Kerber matches, cause she was injured (Rome on Clay). And she lost the other Kerber match, when she was probably tired (Cincinnati on Hardcourt in a close three set match, after she had won Montreal). Nonetheless, it was a good, tight three set match, that either player could have won. So I wouldn't contribute that to Kerber's "leftyness". If anything, it appears that Petra swing gives Kerber more troubles than Kerbers, when you actually watch their matches and Kerber's face.
As far as Makarova, that was Petra's first match on grass (at Eastbourne), while Makarova had already played a grass tournament before. So I don't think that had anything to do with "leftyness" either. I just think Petra wasn't prepared/ready and lost. Those numbers, would be no different, than any of Petra's other losses Petra had last year to similar right hand opponents and circumstances.
And Petra hates playing fellow Czech's (especially in the past, when she wasn't a very good or consistent player to begin with), regardless of what side they swung their racket on.
If Petra's in good form, she should win. If she's not, then it can get dicey or quite interesting. It's hard to judge a player (Robson), when they beat Melanie Ouidin in their previous match (I know I spelled it wrong).
Let's see if Petra can carry forward the best elements of what she did yesterday?