Thursday, 1 May 2014

Oeiras SF: Rejuvenated Kuznetsova

Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. Elena Vesnina

When Kuznetsova is playing her best, not many people can stop her, especially on clay. Eugenie Bouchard was the unfortunate victim, showing that the Canadian has much to learn if she wants to conquer the red clay. Svetlana is playing very well at the moment, and should be able to topple Vesnina. Elena struggled through her matches and will no doubt be very tired in her semi-final.

Pick: Kuznetsova in 2 sets

Carla Suarez Navarro vs. Irina-Camelia Begu

Begu was in a deep slump for the past year and she seems to have broken the spell with an inspiring run here all the way from qualifying. She will be the underdog though against Carla Suarez Navarro, the top seed. Carla has been cruising through her matches so far, and looks good to reach the final with ease. The only thing that will hinder her progress is the thought of her being close to winning a title. The Spaniard is famous for being title-less, so the very thought of winning might scare the wits out of her.

Pick: Suarez Navarro in 2 sets

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