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purerandomness
May 30th, 2012, 01:10 PM
Petrova leads 5-2 H2H. Although the last 2 matches have went to 3 sets. 1st on clay too!

flareon
May 30th, 2012, 01:11 PM
:eek: I hope this is shown live on TV should be a humdinger.

chingching
May 30th, 2012, 01:13 PM
Sam is favourite but will falter under expectations :)

Yoncé
May 30th, 2012, 01:16 PM
Chokefest :cheer:

SilverPersian
May 30th, 2012, 01:17 PM
Should be an interesting one. Petrova hasn't really had a great year (only top fifty wins have been over Pavlyuchenkova and Sammy :sobbing:). She could come out and play pretty badly, although I think the clay really agrees with her and she'll be motivated to get another top 10 scalp.

I'm picking Sam in three. But I'm nervous about it.

Craig.
May 30th, 2012, 01:28 PM
Hot mess 3-setter coming our way.

The 2nd Law
May 30th, 2012, 01:30 PM
It would feel odd having Nadia in the 4R of a slam at this stage, feels like it's kinda behind her now. I guess I wouldn't mind too much but I want Sam to go far here.

Ajde Sammy!

vozas
May 30th, 2012, 01:32 PM
This HAS to be on Chartrier. I don't think it'll be a shitfest at all. I predict a tight, quality 2 or 3 setter, with Stosur ultimately prevailing. It'll be a good test for her.

fede33
May 30th, 2012, 01:37 PM
CAME ON Nadia !!!!!:kiss::bounce:

John.
May 30th, 2012, 02:26 PM
I think Nadia will make the upset

dsanders06
May 30th, 2012, 02:40 PM
Very tough to predict. Petrova is another one of those nightmare match-ups for Sam: tall, big-serving, flat-hitting. That said, in spite of that, in their last two matches, both on hardcourts, Stosur won one and came very close to winning the other ... and I'd say clay tilts this match-up slightly more in Stosur's favour (although clay is probably both's best surface, I think it's to an even greater extent for Sam).

Stosur in 3.

lenas warriors
May 30th, 2012, 02:45 PM
Come on Nads!!

Doully
May 30th, 2012, 02:48 PM
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f337/Gainsy/tumblr_lwg6gqq7PY1qzjix8.gif

Genuinely worried for Sam. I'm still fuming about the IW match. Don't care how she wins it. Just get it done.

Chim
May 30th, 2012, 02:58 PM
Nadia is a nightmare match-up for Sam. The pressure will be on Sam as she is the favourite to win. It's a tough call. I will go for Sam in 3 tight sets.

Stonerpova
May 30th, 2012, 03:01 PM
Stosur in three :shrug:

An upset wouldn't surprise me though

tejmeglekvár
May 30th, 2012, 03:02 PM
I´m backing Petrova here. Of course she can simply lose it or choke too.

tennisfan5
May 30th, 2012, 03:04 PM
Nadia will win, then lose the following round easily

Pasta-Na
May 30th, 2012, 03:10 PM
Nadia always play super against Williams sisters, Stosur and Golden Flowers. :o

madmax
May 30th, 2012, 03:14 PM
bad news for the aussie - russian seems to be in good form and should have beaten Serena in Rome too (bar the choking). Nadia in 2

it-girl
May 30th, 2012, 03:26 PM
I had to go with Nadia because she will be motivated to play Stosur. Though I would not be surprised if either won. But Nadia will be a tall task for Sam who really has had up till this point a similar clay court season as 2011 leading up to the French & last year she lost to Dulko in this same rd.

stromatolite
May 30th, 2012, 03:28 PM
Nadia is a tough opponent for Sam, but Sam is up for the challenge and will come through in 2 close sets.

zigga
May 30th, 2012, 03:55 PM
I think Stosur in 2 tight sets.

vozas
May 30th, 2012, 04:01 PM
Nadia will win, then lose the following round easily

Omg :tape: it's always so NID innit?

ElusiveChanteuse
May 30th, 2012, 05:15 PM
Nadia is not the fave and she may eventually win.:cheer: Come on Nadia!:rocker2:

Vikapower
May 30th, 2012, 05:29 PM
Huge potential upset -- Petrova was very good in Rome, seems to be playing all right and if she brings that kind of level Stosur just doesn't have the ground-game ; H2h speaks for itself anyways.

I'll go with Petrova in 2.

C. W. Fields
Jun 1st, 2012, 09:07 AM
Bump.
Unfortunately they're only on Court 1, second match after Berdych - Anderson.

Temperenka
Jun 1st, 2012, 09:10 AM
This is one of, if not the best of the round 3 match-ups.

Stosur in 3 but I think Nadia will be close to winning at some point in the match.

Johnbert
Jun 1st, 2012, 09:22 AM
tough match for both. sam in 3.

stromatolite
Jun 1st, 2012, 09:36 AM
Huge potential upset -- Petrova was very good in Rome, seems to be playing all right and if she brings that kind of level Stosur just doesn't have the ground-game ; H2h speaks for itself anyways.

I'll go with Petrova in 2.

Actually no, this is one case where you have to study the H2H very closely to make any sense of it. Nadia used to own Sam, but Sam has won 2 out of their last 3. They split the last 2 in knife-edge 3-setters. The one at USO11 was very high quality, the one this year at IW not so, especially from Sam, but it was still an exciting match. They've never played on clay, a surface they both like and have been playing well on, but it probably favors Sam a bit more than it does Nadia. As for Stosur not having the ground game to handle Nadia: take a look at the USO match and see if you still think that. This should be a great match, which could go either way.

Buitenzorg
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:21 PM
C'mon Sam :)