Petra Kvitova vs Pliskova
SF in Madrid between Karolina Pliskova and Petra Kvitova.
Both of the players are from the Czech Republic, their best players for sure and they know each other perfectly well. Kvitova is 2:0 H2H again Karolina, but both of the matches are on hard courts in Wuhan and Sydney. Pliskova is higher ranked right now, but I think Kvitova doesn't have to be underestimated here. Her ranking is more because of the injury she had on the hand, but I think she is recovering very well from that shock.
Kvitova started slowly on clay losing both of her first matches against Krystina Pliskova and Kerber, but then she won the title in Prague. Pliskova also won a title but it was in Stuttgart. Here they reached the SFs with only one lost set for both of them against Azarenka and Kontaveit. Maybe it's not properly to make such a statement, but I think these two players are in best form on clay right now and that would be awesome duel for a final, but it's one step earlier. I don't want to underestimate Halep, Wozniacki, Svitolina one anyone else, just express my opition. It's so easy to see the confidence they have during the last weeks.
If I have to give advantage to any of these players it will be to Kvitova, maybe 55:45%, but I expect really close match. Kvitova is better in rallies, Pliskova has the better serve and makes much more aces.. Their previous matches were contained of 26 and 27 games, so my tip of over 20.5 games looks more than possible. I won't be surprised if we see a tiebreak here which will be in help for the tip, even if we see a win in straight sets. Match between players in such a good form..I can't see this finish fast!
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Petra Kvitova vs Pliskova prediction
|Over 20.5 Games||Pinnacle||1.65||10||2-0 WON (+6.5 units)|