FOLLOW CRUNCHSPORTS

WTA Rome - Serena Williams vs. Galina Voskoboeva (20:00 BST)

Serena Williams (credit: Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images)
Serena Williams takes on Galina Voskoboeva tonight in her opening match at the 2012 Internazionali BNL d’Italia (20:00 BST start).

Williams blew away the field in last week’s Mutua Madrid Open, sweeping aside her opponents to clinch the title in style. Now ranked sixth in the world, she is favourite to make it back-to-back titles this week in Rome, with the Internazionali BNL d’Italia providing her with a great opportunity to win her first red clay title since the 2002 French Open.

Somewhat unusually, Serena’s two clay court titles this year have been on green and blue clay respectively.

The switch to the red dirt might level the playing field a little. A lot of players, including Victoria Azarenka and Caroline Wozniacki, had claimed that the surface in Madrid was a little too slippery. Serena, though not entirely content with her performances throughout the week, didn’t appear to have too much trouble adapting to the unique courts in the Magic Box.

World no. 46 Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan entered this tournament with an 8-9 match record for the season, and based on her recent form, it is hard to see her causing an upset this evening.

Prediction: Serena in two.
comments powered by Disqus

All Tennis News

Recent Tennis Articles

More Stories

Recent Articles

  • Man Utd new signings? Tello to Liverpool FC? Paulinho to AS Roma? Sunday's transfer round-up

    Sunday's round up of the top transfer stories from the past 24 hours......

  • Is Rafael Nadal still haunted by his Australian Open final defeat?

    On Friday, Rafael Nadal was knocked out of the Monte-Carlo Masters – a title he had won eight times in nine years – 7-6 6-4 by David Ferrer – raising alarm bells as to the world no.1’s physical, and mental, condition....

  • Neymar vows to be fit for the World Cup

    Barcelona striker Neymar expects to be fully fit again in time to play for hosts Brazil at this summer's World Cup....

  • David Silva could return for Man City against West Brom

    David Silva could return for Manchester City for Monday night's Premier League game against relegation threatened West Bromwich Albion....

  • FC Barcelona vs. Athletic Bilbao - Live Stream, Tips and La Liga Match Preview

    Barcelona take on fourth placed Athletic Bilbao tonight in La Liga....

  • Man Utd linked with Mangala, Martinez, Garay as Moyes finalising transfer plans

    David Moyes has revealed he is already finalising Manchester United's transfer plans for the summer....

  • Liverpool FC target Rodrigo unsure about Benfica future

    Rodrigo, who has been linked with Arsenal and Liverpool, has refused to rule out a move away from Benfica this summer....

  • Chelsea FC have doubts over Eden Hazard for Atletico Madrid game

    Chelsea could be without Eden Hazard for Tuesday night's Champions League semi-final first leg against Atletico Madrid....

  • Marouane Fellaini and Wayne Rooney in contention for Man Utd trip to Everton FC

    David Moyes has revealed that Wayne Rooney and Marouane Fellaini are both in contention for Manchester United's trip to Everton....

More Stories

Share this with your friends

To:
From:
Your comments:

WTA Rome - Serena Williams vs. Galina Voskoboeva (20:00 BST)

Serena Williams takes on Galina Voskoboeva tonight in her opening match at the 2012 Internazionali BNL d’Italia (20:00 BST start).

Read more »

Log In or Sign up

Facebook User?

You can use your facebook account to sign up with Live streaming sport.

Connect with facebook
Remember me.
Did you forget your password?