Dubai - Maindraw.
(16) Kaia Kanepi EST vs (Q) Tamira Paszek AUT
(WC) Sania Mirza IND vs Ekaterina Makarova RUS
Peng Shuai CHN vs Monica Niculescu ROU
(3) Jelena Jankovic SRB Bye
Shaui was kind of lucky last week to get as far as she did and then got a pretty bad beat down from Vera. Hopefully her confidence is low and Monica can take advantage of the numerous unforced errors that will most likely be coming her way.
Has to be careful though because Peng likes a low-medium height ball and I think Monica's strokes and spins might help the ball go into Shuai's hitting zone.