Originally Posted by fashionguy
She now has to play Makarova, who always gives me flashbacks in the Eastbourne final a couple of years where she beat Vika and I never understood why. That was grass though, and this is clay. Its not like clay is Ekat's favorite surface anyways, right? GO VIKA
She was returning from an injury I remember. And in those days Vika succumbed to power players at their peak. Remeber she lost to Petra 7-5 6-0 in Wimbly 2010. She defeated Ekat in RG2011 6-2 6-3 if I remember correctly. Vika is quite a superior player now and defends well, uses her forehand much better. Should be easy this time.