WOMEN'S SINGLES ALIZE CORNET - AGNIESKA RADWANSKA
Two up and coming players here. Cornet has had a fantastic Spring and is very comfortable on clay, she is 19-6 on the surface this year and made the final in Rome after qualifying, but that is a lot of tennis and she has showed signs in her opening two rounds that it might be catching up on her. Having said that, she will have a huge amount of home support and took the Junior title here last year.
Before you get too carried away with that, Radwanska won it a year earlier and is a more battle hardened player in respect to WTA appearances and is very mentally tough. The Polish player looks booked for the top 5, has a great record against top ten players and is 3-0 in WTA Finals, which tells you all you need to know. She is a player we have been tracking on the blog for almost two years and is fulfilling the huge potential she showed as a junior.Radwanska is 13-4 this year on clay, comes here on the back of a win in Istanbul and has yet to drop more than four games in a set at Roland Garros. She is a proven Grand Slam player and will be looking to emulate her quarter final appearance in Australia. I think she is a level above Cornet and circa 1.90 is not going to be available too often for her against a non top ten player, we have to take it.
6 points Radwanska to beat Cornet 1.88 exchanges.