St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2022: Petra Kvitova vs Irina Begu Prediction, Head to Head, Preview and Live Stream Details

Sixth seed Petra Kvitova will take on unseeded Irina Begu in the second round of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2022.

Petra Kvitova vs Irina Begu
Petra Kvitova vs Irina Begu

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 Kvitová
Petra Kvitová

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

Irina-Camelia Begu
Irina-Camelia Begu

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

Petra Kvitová
Petra Kvitová

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
  • Australia– beIN
  • UK and Ireland- Amazon Prime
  • The Middle East and North Africa- beIN Sports
  • Central America- ESPN
  • Caribbean Islands- Sportsmax
  • South America and Oceania- ESPN International
  • Canada- TSN, and DAZN
  • Sub-Saharan Africa- SuperSport

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