Kvitova vs Mihaela Buzarnescu
2nd SF match in Birmingham between Petra Kvitova and Mihaela Buzarnescu.
Petra is in really good form this season, not only here in Birmingham. She is also the defending champion from the last season and Buzarnescu is looking like another player she will defeat until she wins the trophy, but really prefer not to hurry up too much. Kvitova defeaed excellent opponents till now like Konta, Gavrilova and Goerges, but don't know why I think she will have much more problems against the Romanian in the SF. She didn't drop a set till now and is capable of continuing the winning row in straight sets, but her opponent is also in great form.
Mihaela defeated opponents like Babos, Martic and Svitolina in her way to the SFs. Petra Martic is always good and dangerous on grass, while Svitolina can be dangerous on every single surface. These wins have to boost her before the biggest test against Petra Kvitova and I don't think the match will finish with a fast win for the Czech player.
+5.5 games AH for Mihaela looks like a good option here. Kvitova is the big favorite to progress, that's true, but Mihaela can surprise Kvitova very badly, even if it's only in one of the sets, if the Czech doesn't show her absolutely best! They have only one match this year in Prague and Kvitova won it 4:6 6:2 6:3. I think Buzarnescu can be even more competitive on grass today and if she loses the match, it will not be with big difference.
Kvitova vs Mihaela Buzarnescu prediction
|Buzarnescu +5.5 Games AH||Pinnacle||1.76||10||2-0 LOST (-10 units)|