This is a Second Round match at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, Russia. The tournament is a Tier I played on Carpet.
Nadia is playing against fellow Russian Elena Likhovtseva. The H2H between Petrova and Likhovtseva is 3-3 with Petrova having beaten Likhovtseva 6-1 6-1 in their last meeting about a year ago. Likhovtseva is ranked 40 on the WTA rankings whereas Petrova is ranked 5.
In the First Round, Likhovtseva thrashed Maria Elena Camerin 6-0 6-1 whereas Petrova easily defeated Anna-Lena Groenefeld 6-2 6-2. The winner of this match will face another Russian, Vera Zvonareva.