Petra Kvitova vs. Polona Hercog - 9/23/19 Wuhan Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Petra Kvitova vs. Polona Hercog - 9/23/19 Wuhan Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Polona Hercog vs. Petra Kvitova

Monday, September 23, 2019 at 7:00 AM (Optics Valley Int'l Tennis Center)

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Czech tennis superstar, Petra Kvitova is set to play at the 2019 WTA Wuhan Open in China. Kvitova will begin her tournament in the second round where she will play against Polona Hercog from Slovenia. 

Polona Hercog was very impressive in the opening round as she won her match in straight sets. It was a dominant display by Hercog as she only lost 1 game in the entire match. During the victory, Polona Hercog won 74% of her service points and 59% of her receiving points. Despite that result, Hercog has not been playing her best tennis lately as she has only won 2 matches since the start of the US Open. This is expected to be a tough challenge for Polona Hercog as she is playing against the number 5 seed. 

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Looking at Petra Kvitova, the Czech superstar received a bye in the opening round due to her high seeding. Kvitova last played at the US Open where she was eliminated in the second round. Kvitova missed most of the North American leg of the tour due to injury but she has had a long break since the US Open and she should be fully fit as she enters this tournament. The Wuhan Open has been a very strong tournament for Petra Kvitova as she has won this title twice in the past. Kvitova has won the most titles at the Wuhan Open. Considering her record at this venue, Petra Kvitova will be confident as she enters this match.
Petra Kvitova and Polona Hercog have played each other once in the past. The match was played in 2012 at the US Open where Kvitova won in straight sets. 

Despite her big win in the previous round, I see Polona Hercog losing this match. Petra Kvitova is an elite player and she has always played her best tennis at the Wuhan Open. Kvitova should be fresh following a light North American leg and I see her producing her best tennis at a favored venue. I am predicting Petra Kvitova to win this match in straight sets. 

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