Martina in two. Schiavone just isnt aggressive enough or powerful enough to create issues.
This is a matchup Martina likes. She is gonna make Francesca work hard for every point and the tourni is on rebound ace.
Advantage Martina. Martina in two.
Nice contest. Fran needs the points to close on Venus. Fran is on the edge of the top 10. Fran has got closer to Justine and Kim than almost anyone in recent matches. Fran hits harder and moves faster and is fitter if the Dubai leg wrapping isn't important. Martina made a good start. Martina is more consistent. Martina is playing like someone ranked 4-12 and just beat number 12. Both anticipate well and play tennis chess.