The second quarter of the final on the women’s chart to be held tomorrow, January 22, 2019 will be the meeting between veteran Petra Kvitova and young Ashleigh Barty. The two have shown a nice tennis look so far, and the stakes are huge, so both will be motivated and will give everything on the field.
The 11th place at this tournament is only the third time when it reaches the quarterfinals. His best performance came in the 2012 season, when he stopped in the semifinals.
Now he has no problems with Begu, Rybarikova, Bencic and Anisimova, winning all the games so far in minimum sets.
Recently he won the title at Sydney, where he was to prepare for the Australian Open. Surprisingly or not, he defeated her in the final on the opponent today.
The former 2nd place player, currently ranked 4 positions below in the standings.
Although he has checked another 5 appearances here, he has managed to make a much better run, reaching for the final quarterfinals.
He was on the way to the quarter-finals by Kumkhum, Wang, Sakkari and Sharapova, but eliminating the Russian was one of the big surprises of the tournament.
He lost the set only against Sharapova, but with extremely strong evolution on her favorite surface.
At just 22 years, it occupies the 15th WTA, which is in itself a performance. It has a huge potential and we will definitely hear of it this season.
The two players have met up to now three times, all three of which are in favor of the czech one.
The most recent chapter was finished in Sydney this year, even in the grand finale, with which Petra was forced into a decisive set.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Petra Kvitova vs Ashleigh Barty
Kvitova has made the game so far, but Barty has all the weapons to bother her, the Australian mastering the backhand and the slice in the long line.
The two can be very good, and the proof of this is the Sydney game where we witnessed a long game and many ups and downs.
Petra is the player who starts as a favorite, but young Ashleigh will enjoy the massive support of the audience, being the favorite of the arena.
I’m expecting a new long game, which is why I recommended over-the-board games.
Prediction Today: Over 19.5 games