Makarova won their only previous match. Than was in January 2011 and she won in straight sets on a hard court.
Makarova is another top player who has not had a good early part of the season. She reached the 4th round in Melbourne but has won just 1 of her 5 matches since then. She did play a little better in Indian Wells.
Tsurenko made the 3rd round in Indian Wells and won a tricky match with Dulgheru this week.She needed 3 sets.
I think Makarova will start to string some wins together but Tsurenko will take her to 3 sets today. Makarova reached the 3rd round last year. Back her if she is broken first.