Kuznetsova leads their previous matches 13-4. They last met in Singapore last October. Kuznetsova won on an indoor hard court in 3 sets. She won their last 3 meetings. Their last 4 matches went to a deciding set.
Their last grass match was in Wimbledon 2008. They are 1-1 on grass.
Better results from Kuznetsova this year. She has not dropped a set so far. She has been pretty consistent on all surfaces though we never know when she will put in a poor performance. Only Makarova has broken her ( twice).
Radwanska’s consistency has not been as high as we have come to expect from her. She needed 3 sets in her last 2 matches. Both McHale and Bacsinszky won the first set against her.
We have a decent chance of 3 sets but I favour Kuznetsova to win. Back her if she gets broken or loses set 1.