Kvitova vs S. Williams
This is the last match on the centre court in Cincinnati between Petra Kvitova and Serena Williams.
Well, they have 6 matches and H2H it's 5:1 for Williams, but their last one was during 2015, so I don't think these stats are the most useful thing right now. Why did I choose to play Serena with max stake? No, it's not only because they play in the USA, where the crowd will support Serena Williams. It's because a totally different reason.
Serena suffered her heaviest loss in her career about 10 days ago against Johanna Konta- 6:1 6:0 in San Jose, so she decided to miss the tour in Montreal and concentrate on her performance in Cincinnati. There is no doubt she will try to progress as far as she can and the start was absolutely impressive against Daria Gavrilova giving the Australian absolutely no chances. She beat her 6:1 6:2 after great movement on the court, perfectly placed shots from the baseline and very good percentage on 1st serve won points(almost 90%). There was totally different Serena on the court with the one who played against Konta a week ago.
On the other side Petra Kvitova is seeded player, so this will be her first match in the tournament. She looks like in a little cricis after some poor results, which came after her withdrawal against Radwanska in Eastbourne. She lost so early in Wimbledon in the 1st round by Sasnovich and then in the 2nd round in Montreal against Kiki Bertens. Now her job doesn't look easier, because she will face really motivated Williams.
When we also add the fact Kvitova was eliminated in Cincinnati 2017 in the 2nd round by another American Sloane Stephens, while Serena missed the tournament, the younger Williams sister has really good chances to upset Kvitova at the same stage in Cincinnati once again. I am totally with the American in this match!
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Kvitova vs S. Williams prediction
|Serena Williams||Pinnacle||1.74||10||2-1 LOST (-10 units)|