Head to heads are 1-1. The most recent was in June 2010. Cirstea won in straight sets on grass. Schiavone won on a hard court in 2010.
Cirstea continued her excellent season with a straight sets win over Nara in the last round.
Schiavone had a tough match to beat Han in 3 sets in the last round.
I see a little value on Cirstea. Schiavone’s brash personality can get under Cirstea’s skin if she chooses that tactic.
I expect 3 sets and I give Cirstea a slight edge.