WTA Dubai Live Streaming Ana Ivanovic vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Ana Ivanovic takes on Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova this afternoon in the first round of the 2013 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships (15:00 GMT start).
WTA Dubai - Ana Ivanovic vs. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Live Streaming – Link 2
Ivanovic is ranked just outside of the top ten, but she’s unseeded at this week's WTA Dubai. The draw hasn’t been kind to her either, giving her with a first round match against world No. 28 Pavlyuchenkova. To add to this, a win could set her up for a second round meeting with Petra Kvitova, then she would probably be dealing with Agnieszka Radwanska, who dumped her out of the WTA Doha last week.
Ivanovic will be more focused on her first round tie for now. She had been planning to train with Pavlyuchenkova in the build-up to the tournament, though those plans were promptly scrapped when the draw was released.
Ivanovic appears to have the upper hand heading into this clash. She’s won all four of her previous meetings with Pavlyuchenkova, and has only ever lost one set against her. The three straight sets wins were on hardcourts, whereas the three-setter was a Fed Cup tie on clay in Moscow.
The Serb appears to have the measure of Pavlyuchenkova and most pundits will be expecting her to make it five-in-a-row against the Russian. Pavlyuchenkova started the 2013 season brightly though, and might be able to snap out of her three-match losing streak later today if she’s at her best.