Runners up from last year, Petra Kvitová is seeded 9th in this year’s edition of the Australian Open. In her first round encounter against Greet Minnen she was in trouble early in the second round, going 0-3 down. But she held her nerve and fought back to take the set 6-4 and the match 6-3 6-4. In her second round match she will be up against Romanian Sorana Cîrstea.
- Fixture: Petra Kvitová vs Sorana Cîrstea
- Date: 10 February 2021
- Tournament: Australian Open 2021
- Round: 2nd Round
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia
- Surface: Outdoor hardcourt
- Prize Money: $ 115,275 (USD)
Petra Kvitová vs Sorana Cîrstea: Preview
Sorana Cîrstea is unseeded in this year’s Australian Open, but she has in the past been ranked as high as no.21. In her first round she came up against country woman Patricia Maria Țig. She won the encounter quite easily with a scoreline 6-2 6-1. Petra Kvitová though is a different kettle of fish, especially on hard courts.
Petra Kvitová vs Sorana Cîrstea: H2H
This will be the eighth encounter on the tour between these two veteran players.
The last encounter was way back in 2016 Wimbledon which Kvitová won 6-0 6-4.
Kvitová leads the H2H 5-2.
Petra Kvitová vs Sorana Cîrstea: Prediction
Runners up last year and a fighter at heart Kvitová always goes beyond expectations. Cîrstea did well in her first round match, and has shown a surge in form too. But this might just be the end of her Australian Open sojourn.
Match Prediction: Kvitová to win in 3 sets.