Petra Kvitova starts with the first chance in the second match of Tuesday in the Red Group of the Shenzen Champions Tournament against the Swiss Belinda Bencic.
◾️The player from Czech Republic, reached the age of 29, is currently ranked 6th in the WTA standings.
◾️The 2019 season was a very short one for Petra Kvitova, playing only the important tournaments, but the results were very good, being a finalist at the Australian Open, respectively the winner in the important tournament in Stuttgart.
◾️He had an extremely hot match against Naomi Osaka, starting all 3 sets better than his opponent, but failed to maintain a high pace of play.
◾️The 22-year-old player, originally from Switzerland, is currently ranked 7th in the WTA standings, equaling her best career ranking.
◾️The 2019 season was a consistent one for Bencic, winning the trophy in Dubai and playing other top stages in major tournaments, such as Indian Wells or Madrid.
◾️After getting the in-extremity qualification in this tournament, in the last tournament in Moscow, Belinda Bencic got off to a good start against Ashleigh Barty, but lost the next two sets very clearly.
The two players have met 5 times so far, the score being 4-1 in favor of the Czech player, who won the last direct match 1 month ago, in Beijing, with a 6-3 double.
Petra Kvitova: Player form, news and statistics
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◽️Petra (29) is the veteran of this edition of the Shenzhen Champions Tournament.
◽️The powerful blonde 1.83 meters high was defeated in the first match by the Japanese Naomi Osaka, after a match that dominated many times in the first 2 rounds.
◽️He finished with a report of 40 winners and 40 unforced errors, in 3 sets that lasted 2 hours and 40 minutes.
◽️The Czech Republic is a big favorite in the victory against Belindei, after the direct victories of the last period. China’s playing surface seems to benefit Kvitova, who hits the ball with a stronger idea.
◽️Also, the advantage of being left-handed is considerable, as it can open angles that are difficult to counteract by most of its right-handed rivals.
◽️In the 50 official matches played in the WTA circuit in 2019, Kvitova committed 208 double mistakes.
Belinda Bencic: Player form, news and statistics
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◽️Belinda (22 years old) is definitely returning to professional tennis for women.
◽️She returned to the top level before being badly injured and easily began to achieve the desired results in major tournaments.
◽️Bencic took the last hundred meters on the main board in Shenzhen, following the excellent performance of the WTA Moscow, which he also won.
◽️In the first match of the Red Group here, the Swiss was back by the world leader – Ash Barty, from 7-5 in the first set, taking only 3 games to the end.
◽️The match lasted 1 hour and 57 minutes, and Belinda made a huge mistake, finishing with 17 winners and 30 unforced errors.
🎾Statistics of the direct matches Petra Kvitova vs Belinda Bencic
The Czech Republic has a net advantage in direct confrontations, score 4-1. Most recently, Kvitova won on October 2, 2019, 6-3 6-3 in Beijing.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Petra Kvitova vs Belinda Bencic
Petra Kvitova showed excellent form in the match against Naomi Osaka, but the Japanese player is at a high level of play, superior to Belinda Bencic at the moment.
Also taking into account the score of the direct confrontations, 4-1 in favor of Petra Kvitova, respectively the last direct victory, 1 month ago, I bet on the victory of the Czech Republic in minimum sets, thus remaining in the qualifying books for the semifinals.
The stakes of this meeting are high for the two fighters, and the pressure could affect the quality of the game, including the service. Kvitova had inexplicable losses in the first match with Osaka, committing 9 double mistakes, several of them linked, when she was in the lead on the table. And Bencic is an inconsistent player at work, with 4 doubles against Barty or 6 with Pavlyuchenkova in the Moscow final. The last direct match between the two was played earlier this month in Beijing and had a total of 13 double mistakes, 7 against Swiss and 6 against Czech. Also in 2019, 11 such unforced errors were committed in Dubai by both tennis players.
Bet Tips: P. Kvitova 2-0