In the second round of the St. Petersburg Open 2022, former champion Petra Kvitova will square off against World No. 56 Irina Begu of Romania.
Petra Kvitova vs Irina Begu : Match Details
- Tournament: St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2022
- Date: February 10th, 2022
- Match: Petra Kvitova vs Irina Begu
- Round: Seconds round
- Venue: St. Petersburg, Russia
- Surface: Hard Court
- Prize Money: $ 9,500
Petra Kvitova vs Irina Begu : Preview
Petra Kvitova dropped just three games en route to her win against Jule Niemeier in the first round. After having a disappointing start to her 2022 season, Kvitova managed to put on a brilliant display of incredible serves and powerful groundstrokes, as she emerged victorious, 6-2, 6-1. The 2018 champion fired 8 aces and held all her service games in a dominant performance as she breezed past the German in an hour and 10 minutes.
Irina Begu won her opening round match against Shuai Zhang 6-3, 6-1. Despite the comfortable scoreline, Begu struggles with her serve and had only a 53% first serve percentage and her four double faults nearly offset her five aces. But her clutch gameplay got her through to the second round, as the Romanian saved 4 out of the 5 break points she faced and while Begu did struggle to get her first serve in, she still managed to win 7 out of hr 8 service games.
Petra Kvitova vs Irina Begu : Head-to-Head
This will be the sixth meeting of the duo. Kvitova leads their head-to-head 5-0. Their previous meeting was at the US Open in 2020, which Kvitova won 6-3, 6-2. This will be their fourth meeting on hard courts.
Petra Kvitova vs Irina Begu : Prediction
Kvitova has a 2-3 win-loss record this year compared to Begu’s 4-2. Kvitova hasn’t progressed past the second round in any of the tournaments she competed in this year. Both the players had a comfortable outing in their first-round match and will be keen to carry this momentum in their next match.
Their previous encounters have been entirely one-sided in favor of the Czech, but her form this year has been a matter of concern. That said if Kvitova manages to replicate her first-round performance she might edge out a win against Begu, given her flawless record against the Romanian so far.
Prediction: Kvitova to win in three sets
Petra Kvitova vs Irina Begu : Broadcast and Live Stream Details
- USA- Tennis Channel
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