12:00 – Chakvetadze v Larsson
Rankings are 74 and 68. Head to heads are 1-0 to Chakvetadze.
This is a rematch of the Slovenia Open Final from a couple of weeks ago. On that day it was Chakvetadze who came through easily in straight sets.
Both players have a decent first serve but their second serve is a lot weaker with them both winning just 47% on it ( over the last 3 months).
Larsson holds serve 72% of the time to Chakvetadze’s 68%.
Can Larsson put their last match behind her? This will be a big test. Its easy to be confident when you’re winning but coming back from such a battering takes character that she may not have yet.
Chakvetadze is in decent form but can lose concentration at times. She must avoid that today and find the motivation to get the job done.
I’d expect a closer match this time but Chakvetadze should come through.
Scalping and 15-40 will work well.
Update: Chak won 6-4, 7-6.