I have still to be 100% convinced that Svetlana Kuznetsova is fully fit and having read the interviews fron Indian Wells, her opponent today, Nicole Vaidisova, seems the happier of the two players.
A real positive mental attitude (PMA) is vital in sport and Vaidisova seems very content, both with her game and perhaps more importantly, herself. She took a few weeks off after Paris and has come back refreshed and eager to play.
These two have met twice before, with the Russian taking both, in 3 close sets. This should be close too, but I feel we might see a different winner this time. I was tempted when the odds were 2.30, but now that Vaidisova has been pushed out to 2.40, it is impossible to pass.
This should be a huge year for the Czech player and it took Serena Williams to stop her in the Australian Open. Considering what happened in the final, Nicole did well to take 10 games from the American in the semis.
3 points Vaidisova to beat Kuznetsova 2.40 Betfair.