Who will win the Italian Battle?
This is a huge match for both girls. Neither are getting any younger and both have been impressive in this years championships, Flavia has taken out Halep ,Errani and Kuznetsova and now looks to reach the SF for the first time, having been in the QF 3 times before. She likes it in New York and the courts suit her powerful game. H2H with Vinci it is 4-4 mostly played on clay. The only hard court match in Japan Roberta won for the loss of just 3 games. Vinci can break the WTA top 10 if she wins this match and has been one of the most consistent players on the WTA tour over the last few years in singles and also in doubles where she is world number 1. I expect a tough match, maybe 3 sets but I fancy Flavia can take this against Roberta, but really is wide open and nerves could play a part