Veteran Tamarine Tanasugarn takes on Kai-Chen Chang of Chinese Taipei in the second round of the WTA Pattaya Open on Wednesday.
At the age of 35 Tanasugarn is still slugging out on the WTA Tour and the wily Thai remains a redoubtable competitor against anyone. She achieved her career best ranking of 19 a decade ago and most players in her position would have been thinking about calling it quits eight years back but Tanasugarn still loves the game as much as ever.
She won through to the second round here, ousting sixth seed (and world number 46) Galina Voskoboeva when the Kazakh retired at 6-3, 4-2 down.
21 year old Chang came through the qualifying rounds before surprising Greece's Eleni Danilidou 7-5, 6-1 and she will feel she has an excellent chance of taking out the veteran here.
Chang leads 2-1 on the head-to-head and most crucially, she defeated Tanasugarn 6-3, 6-4 in the Fed Cup just last week.
Prediction: Chang in two.