P. Kvitova at A. Sevastova
|Date & Time||Friday April 26, 2019, 6:00 AM (EDT)|
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Czech tennis superstar, Petra Kvitova has made it into the quarterfinals of the 2019 WTA Stuttgart Open where she will play against Anastasija Sevastova from Latvia.
Anastasija Sevastova won her previous match in straight sets as she defeated Laura Siegemund from Germany. During the win, Sevastova returned serve exceptionally well as she won 52% of her receiving points which resulted in her winning 60% of her return games. While the receiving was impressive, Anastasija Sevastova struggled with her serve as she only won 67% of her service games. This is expected to be a much tougher match for Anastasija Sevastova as she is facing the number 3 seed.
On the other side of the coin, Petra Kvitova also had a massive win in the previous round as she won in straight sets. Kvitova was exceptional while returning serve as the Czech superstar won 52% of her receiving points which allowed her to win 5 break points. Petra Kvitova also won 78% of her service points to sum up a very solid win. It has been a strong 2019 season for Petra Kvitova as she made the final of the Australian Open and had deep runs at tournaments such as the Dubai Tennis Championship and Miami Masters. Kvitova also won the Sydney International at the start of 2019.
Anastasija Sevastova and Petra Kvitova have played 3 times in the past with Sevastova winning on 2 occasions and Kvitova winning once. The most recent match between these two players was in 2011 where Petra Kvitova won in 3 sets.
Looking at this match, I am going to pick Petra Kvitova to win this match. While Anastasija Sevastova has had a strong tournament, Kvitova is a stronger player and the Czech superstar has been playing extremely well this season. Kvitova to win.