It seems odd, but Patty Schnyder and Marta Domachowska have never played one another on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour. But they will be playing each other soon, in the Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic in Bali. As any reader of this blog knows, I like Schnyder's game a great deal--she is one of my favorites. I also like Domachowska's game, and I think that Schnyder and Domachowska are both under-achievers, though on different levels. Schnyder has gone to so many high-level finals, but--for the last several years--has lost most of them. Domachowska is very talented, but is terribly inconsistent.
I expect Schnyder to win; she is not only a more consistent player, she can also pose a major threat to someone who has never come up against her expert drop shots, looping backhands and swinging forehand. For that matter, she can pose a threat to players who have come up against them. But if Domachowska plays her best game, this could be an interesting match.