Serena Williams – Petra Kvitova
Serena has had to dig deep to win her last 2 matches, which of course suggests another long match, but it rarely happens 3 times in a row. Either she finds her game, or she’ll succumb to the opponent. On top of that she’s played Kvitova twice before, one was on grass and on both occasions the match went under 22.5 games.
Agnieszka Radwanska – Maria Kirilenko
Radwanska has won their last 4 meetings but in the last 2 she’s not been able to win by more than 4 games as the handicap has been set up to be here. Kirilenko is playing one of the best Grand Slams of her life and Radwanska has never reached a semifinal in a Grand Slam in her career. Perhaps the possibility on conquering the world number 1 ranking will get to her. It’s happened before in the history of tennis.
Tamira Paszek – Victoria Azarenka
They actually met last year at Wimbledon, with Azarenka winning in 2 sets and only 16 games, but Paszek seems to be in the form of her life wo I’m guessing she’ll offer a bit more resistance this time. She’s done so before against Azarenka, as their first 2 meetings saw 22 and 31 games with Paszek winning the latter.
Sabine Lisicki – Angelique Kerber
Yesterday I was more surprised over how ruthless a beating Kerber gave Clijsters than Lisicki beating Sharapova. Kerber was awesome and I’m siding with her today. It’s not impossible to overcome a poor h2h stat as Lisicki proved against Sharapova against whom she had lost 3 previous meetings. But Kerber has nevertheless won their previous 4 meetings, on 3 different surfaces and twice this year.