Petra Kvitová vs Serena Williams
|Date & Time||Tuesday August 14, 2018, 10:00 AM (EDT)|
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Serena Williams made a big return to the Cincinnati Masters event as she brushed past her opponent in straight sets. The American has made it to the second round of the tournament where she will be facing the number 8 seed from the Czech Republic, Petra Kvitová. These are two top players and it will be very interesting to see how they face each other in this big tournament.
Serena Williams has had a shocking run since Wimbledon and has pulled out of some major tournaments including the Rogers Cup in Canada. This trend was not promising and it seems like Serena’s priorities may be away from the court. That being said, Serena Williams has always been an exceptional talent and she showed that in the opening round of this tournament as she won easily in straight sets. This match will be a much harder test for Serena Williams since Petra Kvitová is a much stronger player and it will be a much better indicator of how prepared the former world number 1 is for the US Open.
On the other side of the coin, Petra Kvitová will look to regain some form. The Czech superstar has been in a poor run of form as she has not had any deep runs since Wimbledon. This is not something that Petra Kvitová would have wanted and she will be desperate to ensure that she can win this match. Beating Serena Williams is never an easy task but Petra Kvitová will feel that she is more than capable of the task.
All in all, I am going to predict that Petra Kvitová will win. While Serena Williams is an exceptional player, I don’t think she is at the top of her game and that will mean trouble for the American. Petra Kvitová has been much more active in the WTA scene and I think that will ensure that she gets the win.