Davydenko – Tsonga, Marseille 2nd round
This will be the match of the day in Marseille, the defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will play the russian Nikolay Davydenko. They played each other six times and Tsonga leads 4-2 in the series, he has won the last four meetings, the last win of Davydenko is back in 2008 in Shangai, Davydenko at that time was the world #5 and Tsonga #6. Now the french player is ranked #10 and Davydenko is #63.
The russian player has a poor record of 38-77 against top ten players, and in the last four matches against Tsonga has won just one set. Despite all Davydenko will try to break his negative trend against Tsonga after his good first round match against Sijsling, an importan success against a player who came from the semifinal played in Rotterdam last week.
Ivanovic – V.Williams, Dubai 2nd round
World number 12 Ana Ivanovic and former world n.1 Venus Williams will meet tomorrow in the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship.
It will the eleventh meeting between them, and Venus has a solid lead in the series being ahead 8-2, but Ivanovic won their last match in the Auckland’s final in the first week of the year. The last success of Venus over the Ivanovic was in 2012 in Miami. After the final in Auckland Venus Williams in the first round of the Australian Open against Ekaterina Makarova, while Ana Ivanovic claimed the victory against Serena Williams and advanced to the quarterfinals, when she gets defeated by Bouchard.
The last week in Doha they both lost in the second round, Venus against Petra Kvitova and Ana Ivanovic against Klara Zakopalova.