Petra Kvitova vs Angelique Kerber
|Date & Time||Thursday January 10, 2019, 8:02 AM (EST)|
NSW Tennis Centre
Sydney, New South Wales
The Line: -- Over/Under:
Czech superstar, Petra Kvitova has made it into the quarterfinals of the 2019 WTA Sydney International where she will face Wimbledon champion, Angelique Kerber from Germany. Petra Kvitova and Angelique Kerber are among the top players in the world which should result in an exceptional tennis match.
Petra Kvitova won her previous match in straight sets. It was a dominant performance by Kvitova as she won 3 break points while only losing 1 service game. During the win, Kvitova received serve exceptionally well as she won close to 50% of the return points. Petra Kvitova has an exceptional record at this event as she won the Sydney International in 2015.
On the other side of the court, Angelique Kerber was also impressive in her opening match as she beat Camila Giorgi in straight sets. Kerber was exceptional at returning as she won 4 breakpoints to secure an easy win. It is important to note that Kerber struggle with her serve as she lost 2 service games. Kerber is hugely experienced and she is the current champion at the Sydney International which means she should be feeling comfortable about this match.
Angelique Kerber and Petra Kvitova have played 12 times in the past. As it currently stands, both Kerber and Kvitova have a head-to-head record of 6-6. The most recent match between these two players was in 2018 at WTA Stuttgart where Kerber won in straight sets. Kvitova’s last win against Kerber was at the Fed Cup in 2018.
As far as this match is concerned, I am going to pick Petra Kvitova to win. While Kerber is an incredible player, Petra Kvitova looks to be in top form while Kerber still seems to be rusty. Having just won in straight sets, I see Kvitova getting another win in this match.