Petkovic vs Bouchard
That's a QF match in Luxembourg between Andrea Petkovic and Genie Bouchard.
Last season the trophy in Luxembourg was won by the German player Carina Witthoeft in really unexpected final against Monica Puig. This year the chances another German player to take the trophy are also very good, because in the QFs there are still the N1 seeded Julia Goerges and Andrea Petkovic. They are in the same part of the draw, so Petkovic and Goerges have real chance to meet in the SFs and one of them will try to win the trophy in the final again for her country.
First of all, Andrea started to find her rhythm, maybe a little bit late, because the season is almost over, but she has good chances in this tournament. In the first two rounds she beat Van Uytvanck, a player in solid form, but maybe a little bit fatigued after what she did during the previous week and also against Siniakova, who was a major problem as Petkovic was 0:2 down H2H against her. Siniakova didn't have any answers how to respond against Petkovic who was brilliant during the whole match. During the last week, Petkovic also impressed with a SF in Linz beaten by Alexandrova in really strange match, where Petkovic took the 1st set 6:0, but somehow lost the next two sets. So now, she has a perfect chance to qualify for another SF maybe again against a player she faced duirng the previous week(Goerges).
Bouchard is widely known as a player who is in big downfall and maybe she will never return her previous form which led her to a place in top 10, 4 seasons ago. After her win in the 1st round in US Open, Bouchard was in 4 matches loss streak in the main draws before this tournament in Luxembourg. She lost twice against Hibino+ Ahn and Riske. So, she will try to qualify for her second SF for the season after Gstaad, but the task looks very hard for her. OK, she beat Babos in the 1st round and Suarez Navarro, but how do you expect Carla to beat Bouchard with such stats on serve: 42% won points on 1st serve and 14% won points on 2nd serve. It's not sure you can even beat a player out of top 500 with such performance on serve. It was a walk in a park match for Bouchard in the 2nd round, but now she will face an opponent in much better form and who has trashing stats against her in direct matches.
H2H it is 5:1 for Petkovic against Bouchard. Bouchard's only win happened in her prime time in Wimbledon 2014, while in all of their 4 matches on hard courts, the winner was only one- Andrea Petkovic. So, there is no chance to go against the stats and also against Petkovic who looks very solid right now. Don't want to underestimate Genie, but if Petkovic takes the control over the match from the beginning, the Canadian will be over for sure.
Petkovic vs Bouchard prediction
|Petkovic||Pinnacle||1.82||9||Retirement LOST (-9 units)|