Agnieszka Radwanska and Lucie Safarova will meet on Wednesday in the second round of the Kremlin Cup.Agnieszka Radwanska has been in electrifying form in the tail end of the 2011 season, and this has pushed her up to eighth in the world rankings. Back to back title successes at the Toray Pan Pacific Open and the China Open should put her in good spirits for this week, and she’ll be doing her utmost to guarantee qualification for Istanbul.
Radwanska will begin here on Wednesday with a second round showdown against Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic. Safarova made a lengthy run last week in Linz, which bodes well for this week. That said, she may be a little fatigued having edged past Arantxa Parra Santonja in round one (6-7(7), 6-4, 6-3).
Safarova has historically caused trouble for Radwanska though, and she heads into this matchup with a 3-1 head to head record against the Pole. Radwanska will be hoping to avoid a third straight loss against the world No. 27, but she should be able to achieve this if recent results are anything to go by.