In the quarter-finals of the WTA Bad Homburg Open 2021, World No. 12 and the top-seeded Petra Kvitova will be up against World No. 39 and the 5th-seeded Nadia Podoroska.
Petra Kvitova vs Nadia Podoroska : Match Details
|Tournament||WTA Bad Homburg Open 2021|
|Match||Petra Kvitova vs Nadia Podoroska|
|Date||24th June, 2021|
|Venue||Bad Homburg, Germany|
Petra Kvitova vs Nadia Podoroska : Preview
Petra Kvitova continues to fight harder and prove her mettle as she moves into the quarter-final after consecutive 3-set victories at the Bad Homburg Open 2021. Kvitvoa won 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-1 in her Round of 16 clash playing against Ann Li and advances into her 4th quarter-final of the year and her 1st on Grass this season as this is her debut tournament on the surface.
Kvitova has won only 1 quarter-final of her previous three however which she won during her title run at the 2021 Qatar Ladies Open. With the Wimbledon 2021 approaching fast, she would like to have some more wins as she prepares to enter the tournament as the 11th-seed.
Nadia Podoroska moves into her 3rd quarter-final of the season as she defeats Patricia Maria Tig 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-4 to reach the last-8 in Homburg. Nadia is playing her first Grass tournament of the season and will now be focusing on the upcoming Grand Slam.
Nadia is yet to win in any of her quarter-final appearance this season and will surely be looking to break the streak when she takes the court against Petra at the Centre Court in Homburg.
Petra Kvitova vs Nadia Podoroska : Head to Head
This will be their 2nd meeting and 1st on Grass. They met for the first time this year itself at the 2021 Yarra Valley Classic where Nadia won the clash and leads the head-to-head tie 1-0.
Petra Kvitova vs Nadia Podoroska : Prediction
Nadia is playing just her 2nd season on Grass after she made her surface debut in the 2017 season. She however played only 1 match the entire Grass season and with her 1st round victory this week, she registered her first ever win on Grass. She will come into the clash with a season record of 12-12 and a 2-1 Grass record in her 3 matches played so far.
Petra will be the favourite coming into the tie given her vast experience on the surface where she has a career record of 60-19. She had an identical 8-4 record on Hardcourt and Clay and will be looking to improve her season record of 18-8.
Prediction: Petra Kvitova to win in three-sets.