Well she's never beaten her before but i guess Vera's not the player she was a year ago anymore so she has a good chance. Their games are pretty even when you compare each aspect of them. Vera probably edges the defending and Forehand but everything else Vika is as good, or better at IMO.
Hopefully Antonio has sabotaged Vera's game for her as a favour for an old friend
We need Peer or Pennetta or preferably both to win their SF's in Auckland so Kim can get into the top 16 for the AO draw if she makes the final at Brisbane, as Schiavone/Wickmayer are both just above her currently in the rankings.