Follow the Tennis match between Liudmila Samsonova and Petra Kvitová live. The match starts at 02:00 on 09 January 2020. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
Samsonova failed at the beginning of her professional career because she spent several years at ITF budget tournaments and couldn’t demonstrate anything, for a long time she even tried unsuccessfully to enter the top 200. But last season definitely became a watershed, and she made up for lost time because she first dominated the ITF and scored desired rating points. Further, the representative of Russia began to go to WTA tournaments without any fear, where she was not afraid to qualify (despite the fact that she did it with varying success). In the game of the tennis player, there are many problems that prevent her from reaching a new level for herself. We need to start with the fact that Samsonova is not able to do anything, except to hit the ball with all her strength. Therefore, in each match, it makes a huge number of mistakes, and in situations where it is even theoretically impossible to get into. If against rivals of the top 150-200 level it is even more or less successful, then in the WTA round they punish such straightforwardness. This season began in an incredible way for Samsonova because the Russian woman won four victories in a row. And in the last match, she created a real sensation and closed Sloan Stevens.
Kvitová is that tennis player who can beat absolutely any opponent. After all, she has in her arsenal one of the best innings on the tour, capable of giving battle on the backline. Recently, the Czech Republic began to act headlong, ceased to constantly try to score on the relegation, and more to keep the ball in the court and wait for the right moment. All this is due to the fact that she began to change, as she threw off a lot of extra pounds, which was positively reflected in her movement around the court. Recently, the tennis player spoke about her goals for the coming years, because she will try to do everything possible to win the Grand Slam tournament again, which has two pieces in her piggy bank. Last year, Kvitová was one step away from this goal, as she played in the finals of the Australian Open, but failed to defeat Osaka. At the moment, Petra is not easy to start the season, because she won a difficult victory over Pavlyuchenkova. But in the match against the Russian woman she made a comeback and in the third set she played at the highest level. Therefore, we can say that she is ready.
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- Tennis players will meet for the first time on the court.
Liudmila Samsonova vs Petra Kvitová Predictions
There will be no struggle in the upcoming match because if Samsonova wants to compete with Kvitová in the power of punches, she will be defeated. And given that she does not know how to do anything else, then there is no chance of triumph. In addition, Liudmila is without a feed, and Petra will regularly use this, easily earning breakpoints. In addition, you need to consider that in against Stevens Samsonova was injured. Therefore, it is worth putting on a triumph of Kvitova with a minus handicap.