Kim Clijsters - Ana Ivanovic
This is going to be a very entertaining match. The rematch of their Cincinnati semifinal, in which Kim Clijsters won by retirement, will most probably go the distance.
A lot depends on Clijsters. If she dominates from the start, she will probably win the match. But if the same Clijsters that appeared at the Australian Open vs. Nadia Petrova comes, then the match is for Ana Ivanovic.
These two former No. 1s make a compelling match-up. Ivanovic has rediscovered her form and serve. She has a solid serve, an excellent forehand, good backhand, and improved movement. Kim Clijsters, meanwhile, is a speedy and flexible player, but also has powerful groundstrokes.
Look at the diagram below:
Kim Clijsters - Category - Ana Ivanovic
3 - Ranking - 40
2 - Seeding - Unseeded
3 - Head to Head - 0
•• - Serve - ••
•• - Forehand - •••
••• - Backhand - ••
•• - Net Game - •
••• - Movement - ••
••• - Confidence Level- ••
••• - Intangibles- ••
If Ivanovic wins the first set, I say it is Ivanovic all the way. But if Clijsters sneaks the first set, bet on Clijsters advancing.
Prediction: Ana Ivanovic in two tight sets.