Wang Qiang vs. Petra Kvitova
Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 6:30 PM (Memorial Drive Tennis Centre)
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Czech tennis superstar, Petra Kvitova is set to play at the 2020 Adelaide International in Australia. Petra Kvitova will begin his tournament against Wang Qiang from China.
It has been a strong start to the season for Petra Kvitova as she had a good run at the Brisbane International. Kvitova made the semifinals of the Brisbane International. Kvitova looked very dominant in her first 3 matches but she was eventually defeated by Madison Keys. The loss to Keys was unfortunate for Kvitova as she competed well but lost vital games. The service was problematic for Petra Kvitova as she had her service game broken on 7 occasions. Despite that loss, Kvitova looks in good form and I see her being extremely tough to defeat.
On the other side of the coin, Wang Qiang enters this match following a solid performance at the Shenzhen Open in China. It was a good tournament for Wang as she played well in the opening 2 rounds as she controlled her matches extremely well. Unfortunately for Wang Qiang, the Chinese superstar lacked the composure required to reach the semifinals. The serving was a problem for Wang Qiang as she lost too many service games during her loss. Despite her performance in China, Wang Qiang is expected to find this match challenging since Petra Kvitova is an elite player.
This will be the first time that Petra Kvitova and Wang Qiang will be playing each other at a WTA event.
Looking at all the information, I am going to pick Petra Kvitova to win this match. Wang Qiang has been in decent touch but she is not at the same level as Kvitova. Furthermore, Wang just arrived in Australia while Kvitova has had the added time by playing at the Brisbane International. I am expecting Wang to compete but Kvitova should be good enough to get the victory.