Kuznetsova won their only previous meeting. That was in August 2010. She won in straight sets on a hard court.
Vandeweghe has been inconsistent this year but reached the quarter finals in Dubai and the third round in Doha. Her form can vary a fair bit from one round to the next. She served well in her first round win over Bertens.
Kuznetsova started the year well winning the title in Sydney but has been poor since.
This can go either way but Kuznetsova has been hard to trust lately. I will try to back Vandeweghe above 2.30.