Petra Kvitova vs. Caroline Wozniacki
|Date & Time||Tuesday October 23, 2018, 8:00 AM (EDT)|
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Caroline Wozniacki and Petra Kvitova meet in the round robin stages of the 2018 tennis WTA Finals.
Caroline Wozniacki is coming off a straight sets loss to Karolina Pliskova that took 18 games to decide. In the loss, Wozniacki won 63 percent of her first serve points and 43 percent of her second serve points. Wozniacki won 57 percent of her total service points and didn’t produce a single break on 10 break points. Wozniacki has had issues with her serve dating back to the US Open, and while she’s coming off a title in Beijing, she’s making far too many unforced errors than usual and isn’t getting her first serve in play much. Wozniacki has become a really inconsistent player as of late, and it makes it tough to bet her matches due to not knowing which version Australian Open champion you’re going to get. Wozniacki has lost two of her last three matches on indoor hard court.
Petra Kvitova is coming off a straight sets loss to Elina Svitolina that took 18 games to decide. In the loss, Kvitova won 56 percent of her first serve points and 42 percent of her second serve points. Kvitova won 50 percent of her total service points and was broken four times. Kvitova had 29 unforced errors to go with 29 winners, and she’s now been on the losing side in four of her last five matches. Kvitova is another player who has been tough to read lately, but if there’s good news, it’s that she’s made it out of the round robin stages of the WTA Finals in three of her five appearances, so she has that success on her side. Kvitova has lost two of her last three matches on indoor hard court.
These two have played 14 times and Kvitova has won nine of those matches. The most recent meeting was in Doha of this year, a match Kvitova won in three sets. Kvitova has won the last four matches against Wozniacki, with her last loss coming in the Singapore finals in 2014. Ten of the 14 matches between these two have been decided in straight sets.
Both of these players are in a clear funk, so you may be better off flipping a coin if hoping to bet this match. If forced to pick, I’d side with Wozniacki, simply because she has recently won a title and did show more fight in her opening match than Kvitova. If Kvitova is going to be an unforced error machine and not get much on her serve, a motivated Wozniacki should have a field day.
I’ll be sitting this one out personally, but I’d give Wozniacki the edge if betting.