WTA Charleston 2021: Petra Kvitova vs Storm Sanders Preview, Head to Head and Prediction for Volvo Car Open

Petra Kvitova will lock horns against Storm Sanders in the second round of Charleston Open 2021.

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Petra Kvitova vs Storm Sanders
Petra Kvitova vs Storm Sanders

Petra Kvitova vs Storm Sanders: Petra Kvitova, third seed at the Volvo Car Open will face Storm Sanders in the second round clash on Tuesday. The Czech is ranked 11th in the world, whereas, Storm Sanders is ranked just inside the top 200 on the 187th spot.

Match Details

  • Tournament: WTA Charleston 2021
  • Match: Petra Kvitova vs Storm Sanders
  • Round: Second Round 
  • Date: 6th April, 2021
  • PrizeMoney: $4100 
  • Venue: Charleston, USA
  • Surface: Clay Court

Petra Kvitova vs Storm Sanders: Match Preview

Petra Kvitova last played at the Miami Open 2021, where she was knocked out in the fourth round by Elina Svitolina in three sets. The Czech already has one title to her name in 2021, after she defeated Garbine Muguruza to lift the Qatar Open title last month. At the Australian Open, she suffered a shock exit in the second round, after losing to Sorana Cirstea in three sets.

Storm Sanders reached the main draw of the Volvo Car Open 2021, after winning two qualifying round matches. In the first round of the main draw, she defeated Asia Muhammad in straight sets, dropping just six games. The Australian has been in fine form throughout the week and is expected to give Kvitova, a run for her money in the second round clash.

Petra Kvitova vs Storm Sanders: Head-to-Head

Petra Kvitova
Petra Kvitova

These two players haven’t met on the tour before, so the head to head stands at 0-0.

Petra Kvitova vs Storm Sanders: Match Prediction

Petra Kvitova to win in three sets
Petra Kvitova to win in three sets

On paper, Petra Kvitova seems to be the favorite to win the second round encounter, due to her superior ranking. However, Storm Sanders has been in brilliant form this week, winning three consecutive matches to get this fair in Charleston. Moreover, it will be a new surface for the third seed, who has been involved in hard-court action for the past three months. The match is expected to be a three set affair, with Kvitova just edging out the Australian.

Match Prediction: Petra Kvitova wins in three sets

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