Going into a Slam there are very few certainties on the WTA side. But one of those certainties for 2010 is this: If you're a Russian contender you do not want to face Maria Kirilenko in the early rounds. The woman is is absolute nails and she has no problem kicking her compatriots out of the tournament.
While some had Kei/Nole or Domi/Venus as the potential upsets of the day, I had MaKiri/Sveta. I just can't bet against Li'l Masha in the early rounds. And she delivered, holding her nerve and stepping up just like she did against Pova in Australia to oust the defending champ, 63 26 64.