Petra Kvitova vs. Kristina Mladenovic - 10/1/19 China Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Petra Kvitova vs. Kristina Mladenovic
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 5:00 AM (National Tennis Center)
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Czech tennis superstar Petra Kvitova is set to play at the 2019 WTA China Open in Beijing. Petra Kvitova will begin her tournament in the second round where she will play against Kristina Mladenovic from France.
Kristina Mladenovic won her previous match in straight sets as she defeated Danielle Rose Collins in straight sets. It was a dominant performance by Mladenovic as she only lost 5 games in the entire match. During the win, Kristina Mladenovic impressed with her receiving as she won 56% of her receiving points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 6 occasions. The serving was also solid from Kristina Mladenovic as she won 75% of her service games. It has been a decent few weeks for Mladenovic as she recently made the semifinals of the Zhengzhou Open. That being said, Kristina Mladenovic failed at both the Japan Open and Wuhan Open. This is expected to be a tough match for Kristina Mladenovic as she is playing against the number 7 seed.
Looking at Petra Kvitova, the Czech superstar received a bye in the opening round due to her performance at the Wuhan Open. Kvitova made the semifinals of the Wuhan Open where she beat Sloane Stephens in the third round. Petra Kvitova has a good record at the China Open as she made the final of this tournament in 2014. Kvitova has won 63% of her matches at this event and following her performance at Wuhan, she will be confident in doing well at this tournament.
Petra Kvitova and Kristina Mladenovic have played each other 9 times in the past. Kristina Mladenovic has won once while Petra Kvitova has won on 8 occasions. The most recent match between these two players was earlier in the season at Wimbledon where Kvitova in straight sets.
Looking at all the information, I am going to pick Petra Kvitova to win this match. Kvitova has been in outstanding form and she seems to produce her best tennis in Asia. Petra Kvitova is the stronger player and I see her being good enough to win this match in straight sets.