In six personal meetings before Brisbane, Kvitova and Keyes won three victories. January 11, tennis players will again play among themselves. Who is better prepared for the semifinal confrontation? – read our prediction for this match below.
The last success of Petra Kvitova in Brisbane dates from 2011, when she took the title here. At the start of 2020, an experienced Czech is close to repeating that success.
Kvitova’s opponents in the tournament bracket on the way to the semi-finals were Russian women Pavlyuchenkova and Samsonova and an American Brady. There were problems in the first set of the opening match against Palyuchenkova (2-6, 6-1, 6-0). Then Peter played out and did not allow either Samsonova or Brady to take his serve ever. Lyudmila did not have a single break point for the entire game. Jennifer did not realize all her four attempts in the first game of the match.
Three matches held in Brisbane allowed Petra to play out, feel the court, serve, rebound. Of course, the rivals were not at the top level, but to underestimate the victory over the same Brady, which before the match with Kvitova looked convincing, is not worth it.
Even in the opening matches at the tournament in Brisbane, we expected in our predictions for matches with Madison Keys that the American tennis player would not be able to go far along the tournament bracket. However, contrary to the expectations and traditions of early departures at the January pre-helmet tournaments, Keys is already in the Brisbane semifinals.
In each of the three matches held, Keys confirmed the status of a favorite of bookmakers. Moreover, the American tennis player did not give a single set to her rivals. Passed on the tournament bracket Buzkova (6-3, 6-2), Stosur (7-5, 6-3), Collins (6-4, 6-1).
Key to success Keys was a game on his pitch. Only two times the rivals managed to take the pitch Madison. Stably above 70% of the game on the first serve. Against Collins generally allowed the opponent to take only two draws out of 27 on the first serve.
Statistics and personal meetings
- In personal meetings between the tennis players equality 3-3.
- In Brisbane, Keys never gave sets to rivals.
- In the last three personal meetings, Kvitova did not break the head start in the -3 game.
Petra Kvitova vs Madison Keys Prediction
In the role of a small favorite in the line of bookmakers is Peter Kvitova. According to the current game of tennis players in the tournament, we do not think that there is a difference in the readiness of Petra and Madison. Keyes is able to stay in the match due to a confident game on her pitch, which she demonstrated in recent personal meetings.
Also, Petra often has problems with entering games in the first games. Madison may well take advantage of this. Our prediction is Keys victory with a handicap.