February 28 will be the semifinal match between Ashleigh Barty and Petra Kvitova. Barty had a difficult and persistent match against Mugurusa, the Spaniard came out on the court to fight and did it until the last draw.
Will the Czech be able to defeat the Australian for the first time in a long time? Or will the first racket in the world prove her superiority again? – Here is our prediction for you.
At what time are Ashleigh Barty and Petra Kvitova to play?
The game time is February 28, 2020, at 06:15 PM (UTC+3).
What are the players’ positions in WTA rankings?
Ashleigh Barty takes the 1st position and Petra Kvitova takes the 11th position in WTA Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Barty have?
Ashleigh Barty has won 72.9% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Kvitova have?
Petra Kvitova has won 55.4% of the games as a favorite.
For the past six months, Barty has been the world’s first racket. This tennis player has shown excellent results on all surfaces. This year the Australian played 13 contests, of which she won 11 and lost 2. It should be noted that she has already managed to get the title in Adelaide. After that she reached the semifinals (Australian Open), but there she lost to the tournament triumphator (Sofia Kenin). Such results were due to the fact that she played at home, there was little pressure from fans, which she could not cope with, although Ashley has always been famous for her coolness.
The Australian tennis player shows a great game in Doha. She made it to the semi-finals without much trouble, beating Laura Siegemund and Garbine Mugurusa on her way. It is safe to say that she was lucky, because in the quarterfinals her opponent did not show up for the match, so she had more time to rest.
This year Ashley looked constricted in every match and because of this she did not get a single confident victory, and constantly had serious difficulties. At the moment, Barty is rightly considered the first racket in the world, because she is able to get results on the distance, which others do not, including Simona Halep. And the Australian is not dependent on a particular aspect of his game, if necessary, can easily stylistically restructure in the course of the meeting.
Kvitova has left the top ten of the rating. At the moment, she settled on 11th place in the WTA rating table. She failed to defend her rating points in Melbourne (Australian Open), where she lost to Ashley Barty in two sets. Then Petra played in St. Petersburg, but she could not go further than the second round, as she did not show up for the match because of poor physical condition.
It should be noted that the Czech athlete shows good results in this tournament, but her wins are not easy. She loses one set to her opponent in almost every encounter, being extremely insecure on her pitches, making a lot of mistakes. In the last match she defeated Ons Jabeur (2-0), but she won both sets on tie-breaks.
In the first set Kvitova lost the advantage, although she led 4-1 with two breaks. In the second game Jabeur also led, had two set points on her serve, but did not realize her chances. Obviously, the game on Kvitova’s serve is not going in Doha. Gabeur had five breaks, Ostapenko also had five breaks. It’s going to be hard with a game like this on his pitch to confront Barty.
In recent months, it’s hard to say anything positive about Kvitova’s game. After all, she misses a lot of important tournaments because of constant health problems, and when she returns to the tour, it acts inexpressively and with serious differences. And there is nothing strange about it, because Petra is completely dependent on game practice. Last season the tennis player has changed, as she lost weight and started to act on the court viscously and not to avoid long draws. However, the Czech is still dependent on her serve.
Betting Tips Statistics
- Tennis players have equality in personal meetings 4-4.
- Barty won all her victories over the Czech tennis player in 2019 and 2020.
- Both tennis players have won eleven victories in 13 matches played this season.
Barty vs Kvitova Predictions
Petra is a pretty experienced athlete, but her physical shape does not inspire confidence, as recently she was worried about injury. As for the Australian, she demonstrates an amazing level of play, confidently holds her pitch and wins with almost no mistakes at the reception. I don’t think she’s gonna have a problem with the Czech.
- Our prediction: Ashleigh Barty Will Win.