WTA Madrid Open 2021: Petra Kvitova vs Angelique Kerber Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

Petra Kvitova and Angelique Kerber will clash against each other in the second round of the Madrid Open 2021.

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Petra Kvitova vs Angelique Kerber
Petra Kvitova vs Angelique Kerber

Petra Kvitova vs Angelique Kerber: Petra Kvitova, ninth seed at the Madrid Open 2021, will face Angelique Kerber in the second round clash. The Czech is ranked tenth in the world, whereas, Kerber is ranked 26th in the WTA Rankings.

Match Details

  • Tournament: WTA Madrid Open 2021
  • Match: Petra Kvitova vs Angelique Kerber
  • Round: Second Round
  • Date: 1st May 2021
  • Prize Money: €20,000
  • Venue: Madrid, Spain 
  • Surface: Clay Court

Petra Kvitova vs Angelique Kerber: Match Preview

Petra Kvitova
Petra Kvitova

Petra Kvitova last played at the Stuttgart Open 2021, where she lost in the quarterfinals to Elina Svitolina. She also suffered a fourth round loss against Svitolina at the Miami Open 2021. However, she has lifted one title so far this season. The two time major champion won the Qatar Open 2021 title, defeating Garbine Muguruza in the final.

Angelique Kerber also played at the Stuttgart Open, where she lost in the second round to Elina Svitolina. She suffered a third round exit at the hands of Victoria Azarenka at the Miami Open 2021. The German has endured a torrid start to the season, losing in the opening rounds of the Australian Open 2021 and Dubai Open.

Petra Kvitova vs Angelique Kerber: Head-to-Head

Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber

The duo have faced against each other on 13 occasions, with Kvitova leading the head to head by a score-line of 7-6. They last faced off at the Sydney International, where the Czech won in straight sets. Their first meeting came way back in 2012, at the Stuttgart Open, where the Czech again won in straight sets.

Petra Kvitova vs Angelique Kerber: Match Prediction

Petra Kvitova is the favorite to win the second round encounter. The Czech has been in much better form this season, as compared to Kerber. The German has struggled to win consistently, and has failed to even past the second round of tournaments on numerous occasions. However, Kerber is an experienced player, and is expected to challenge the two-time Grandslam champion. The match will be a three set affair, with Kvitova emerging on top.

Match Prediction: Petra Kvitova to win in three sets

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