WTA Madrid Open 2021: Petra Kvitova vs Marie Bouzkova -Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

Former champion Petra Kvitova will lock horns with Marie Bouzkova in the first round of the WTA Madrid Open 2021.

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Petra Kvitova and Marie Bouzkova
Petra Kvitova and Marie Bouzkova

Petra Kvitova will take on Marie Bouzkova in the First round of the Madrid Open 2021. Kvitova is currently the World no.12 on the WTA rankings and Rogers is the World no.56.

Match Details

  • Tournament: Madrid Open 2021
  • Match: Petra Kvitova vs Marie Bouzkova
  • Round: First-round
  • Date: 29th April, 2021
  • PrizeMoney: $18,674
  • Venue: Madrid, Spain 
  • Surface: Clay Court

Petra Kvitova vs Marie Bouzkova: Match Preview

Petra Kvitova
Petra Kvitova

Petra Kvitova is a former champion on the red clay courts of Madrid Open. She won the tournament in 2015 and 2018. Although the ninth seed has won a WTA 500 last month, Qatar Open, her start to the clay court season has not been that great. First she lost in the round of sixteen in the Charleston Open, then she was ousted in the Quarter-final stage of the Stuttgart Open by old foe Elina Svitolina.

Her first round opponent here is twenty-two year old Marie Bouzkova. Bouzkova has reached the Finals, Phillip Island Trophy, and the Semi-finals of the Abierto Zapopan 2021 this year. She has played only one tournament on clay this year, prior to this, and lost in the second round to Ajla Tomljanovic in 6-4 5-7 5-7. 

Petra Kvitova vs Marie Bouzkova: Head-to-Head

Marie Bouzkova
Marie Bouzkova

These two players have faced each other just once on the tour before. It was at the Cincinnati Open, and Bouzkova won the contest, 2-6 7-5 6-2, so she leads the head to head 1-0. 

Petra Kvitova vs Marie Bouzkova: Prediction

Petra Kvitova
Petra Kvitova

Kvitova is a seasoned campaigner, and she knows how to approach and win tournaments. Having said that, if Bouzkova can get her famed opponent to run around and tire her out then she does have  a good chance. Kvitova will rely on her serve, her groundstrokes and variety in her game to get the better of her opponent. 

Match Prediction: Petra Kvitova will beat Marie Bouzkova in straight sets. 

Also Read: WTA Madrid Open 2021: Ash Barty vs Shelby Rogers-Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

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