Petra Kvitova vs Veronika Kudermetova in the third round of the Madrid Open 2021. Kvitova is currently the World no.12 on the WTA rankings and Kudermetova is the World no.28.
- Tournament: WTA Madrid Open 2021
- Match: Petra Kvitova vs Veronika Kudermetova
- Round: Third-round
- Date: 3rd May, 2021
- Prize Money: €34,048
- Venue: Madrid, Spain
- Surface: Clay Court
Petra Kvitova vs Veronika Kudermetova: Match Preview
Petra Kvitova is slowly but surely going up a gear in every round and getting ready to win back the trophy she had last won in 2018. After dispatching Marie Bouzková in the first round, she was up against an old foe Angelique Kerber of Germany in the second. Kvitova served well and maintained a high level of intensity throughout the match, in the end winning in straight sets 6-4 7-5. Her third round opponent is Veronika Kudermetova.
Kudermetova is going through a purple patch right now. She won the Charleston Open last month and then followed it up by reaching the Semi-final of the Istanbul Cup. In the first round here, she beat Russian Elena Vesnina in straight sets. In the second, Kudermetova came through a straight-set win against Kiki Bertens. Kudermetova won 6-4, 6-3 in an hour and 21 minutes to extend her excellent run on clay which has seen the Russian win 11 of her last 12 matches on this surface this season.
Petra Kvitova vs Veronika Kudermetova: Head-to-Head
These two players have never met on the tour before, so the head to head right now is 0-0.
Petra Kvitova vs Veronika Kudermetova: Prediction
The three time champion Kvitova served up some 33 winners against Kerber. She is slowly getting back to her best on clay. Kudermetova may not have the same pedigree as Kvitova but she is having a fantastic time right now and is in great form. Kvitova remains the favourite, but expect a tight game.
Match Prediction: Petra Kvitova will beat Veronika Kudermetova in three sets.