I do not know what the problem is between Nadia Petrova and Dinara Safina, but to say that they do not like each other, would be a massive understatement.
Petrova has said that she would give every ounce of energy to win just one point against "that girl", or words to that effect. Well, she has been as good as her word and holds a 4-0 h2h advantage.
As defending champion here, she will be looking to make it 5 from 5, however, we are not going to get fat on that eventuality, which is priced @ circa 1.30. I feel there is a little value in her winning in 3 sets, which has happened in half of their previous meetings.
The last match up came in Miami, just last week and Safina took the opening set, at the odds on offer we have to take a little on the champ in a decider.
2.5 points Petrova to beat Safina 2-1 sets 4.30 Pinnacle Sports ( start 01.00)
Petrova 6-4 7-5 -2.5 pts