Hsieh Su-wei vs Petra Kvitova
|Date & Time||Friday February 22, 2019, 9:00 AM (EST)|
Aviation Club Tennis Centre
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Czech tennis superstar, Petra Kvitova has made it into the semifinal of the 2019 WTA Dubai Tennis Championships in the UAE. At this stage of the tournament, Petra Kvitova will play against Hsieh Su-wei from Taiwan.
Hsieh Su-wei enters this match in decent form as she won her previous match in 3 sets. It was a big performance as Hsieh won against the number 4 seed, Karolina Pliskova. During the win, Hsieh Su-wei won 71% of her service games while breaking Pliskova’s serve on 4 occasions to establish the overall victory. It has been a great tournament for Hsieh as she has beaten not only Karolina Pliskova but also Angelique Kerber. This will be another tough test for Hsieh Su-wei as Kvitova is also an elite player.
On the other side of the court, Petra Kvitova enters this match in supreme form. Kvitova won her previous match in straight sets. It was a dominant display by Petra as only lost 4 games in the entire match. This is the 3rd time that Petra Kvitova has the made a semifinal in 2019 which shows her elite form as she performed very well at the Australian Open and Sydney International prior to this tournament. Considering her experience and recent form, Petra Kvitova will be very hard to stop in this tournament.
Hsieh Su-wei and Petra Kvitova have 3 times in the past. As it currently stands, Kvitova has a 3-0 record against Hsieh. The most recent match between these two players was earlier in the season at the Sydney International where Kvitova won in straight sets.
As far as this match is concerned, I am going to pick Petra Kvitova to win this match. Petra Kvitova is a much stronger player and considering her recent form, she enters this match full of confidence.