French Open: Petra Kvitova vs. Shuai Zhang 10/05/20 Tennis Prediction
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Shuai Zhang vs. Petra Kvitova - 2020 French Open Fourth Round
Monday, October 5 2020
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Petra Kvitova meets Shuai Zhang in the fourth round of the 2020 French Open on Monday, October 5th 2020. Will Kvitova continue her superb run of form here in Paris, or will Zhang be able to cause an upset as we have seen recently with these sorts of matches here in Paris?
Shuai Zhang has been slowly but surely making her way through the pack here in Paris, beating the likes of Madison Keys and Alize Cornet. Zhang is making a name for herself here and she will be very proud of her achievement of reaching the second week here in Paris. However, Zhang is going to have to be on top of her game and reach another level here if she is going to stand a chance against her next opponent, Petra Kvitova. Zhang is going to have to make sure she is able to play the defensive game and bide her time to bite back when Kvitova might take things too lightly, but that is going to be an extremely tough task at hand.
Petra Kvitova has been coming through her matches here in Paris making a name for herself as one of the favourites to lift the trophy. Kvitova is going to be extra motivated at the moment as Simona Halep has been knocked out of the tournament as she was the extremely heavy favourite to win the tournament this year. Petra knows this is going to be her time to shine in Paris if she is able to continue to play her solid tennis and impose herself on her opponents with her superb forehand and massive serve.
This is going to be the sixth meeting between these two players, with Petra Kvitova leading the head to head 3-2. This is going to be a very tight encounter, with both players able to win it. But at the end of the day, I think the edge has to go to Kvitova. Kvitova knows she has a real chance at the title, especially now that Halep has been eliminated, and I am sure she will put everything into this match. I cannot say the same for Zhang.