This is their first meeting.
Kichenok is one of several lucky losers. Has there been an epidemic in Brazil this weekend? She was beaten by her sister in the qualifying rounds. She has had limited success this season.
Pereira hasn’t had much luck this year either. Even on her favoured clay courts she has had some really tough draws. Her confidence can’t be high.
Hard court stats favour Kichenok. Lay Pereira below 1.35