It's worth noting nobody really looked any good day due to the conditions. Vika as it was, won very easily after the first 3 games. I didn't see anyone who looked particularly good today (I missed Kuznetsova match though).
Agnieszka Radwanska v Ana Ivanovic
Victoria Azarenka v Christina McHale
Klara Zakopalova v Maria Sharapova
Urszula Radwanska v Serena Williams
It is interesting to see all top 4 players in action on Thursday, but I was expecting to see Lucie Šafářová and Sloane Stephens there too. In this case they weren´t so-called safe bets. Christina McHale shoudn´t cause too much trouble. Hopefully the weather will be less windy and tricky for the players. Besides the second match should be easier to play for Vika now that the tournament has properly started. Physically she looked very fit in her first match and ready to defend her title in Doha.....
Vika's next opponent is going to be pretty cooked. This Hantuchova-Errani match been going a long time, and both have already played a lot of tennis recently. Again see no problems vs either. Vika was very good today.