WTA Miami Open 2021: Petra Kvitova vs Alize Cornet-Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

Ninth seed Petra Kvitova will square off against French player Alize Cornet in the second round of the Miami Open 2021.

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Petra Kvitova and Alize Cornet
Petra Kvitova and Alize Cornet

Petra Kvitova will take on Alize Cornet in the Second round of the Miami Open 2021. Kvitova is currently the World no.10 on the WTA rankings and Cornet is the World no.61. 

Match Details

  • Tournament: WTA Miami Open 2021
  • Match: Petra Kvitova vs Alize Cornet
  • Round: Second Round 
  • Date: 26th March, 2021
  • Prize Money: $16,000
  • Venue: Miami, Florida 
  • Surface: Outdoor Hard Court

Petra Kvitova vs Alize Cornet: Preview

Petra Kvitova
Petra Kvitova

Kvitova has been in great form of late. She won the WTA 500 event the Qatar Open beating Garbine Muguruza in the Finals. She won the match, dominating from start to finish, in straight sets 6-2 6-1. But then, she withdrew mid-match at the Dubai Open while trailing 2-6 4-3 to Jil Teichmann.

Kvitova had a bye in the first round, in the second she will face Cornet of France. Cornet has been ranked as high as no.11 in the world at one point. But the last couple of years haven’t been the best for her. In the Miami Open she beat her old nemesis Svetlana Kuznetsova in the first round, 2-6 6-2 6-1. 

Watch: G. Muguruza vs. P. Kvitova | 2021 Doha Final | WTA Match Highlights

Petra Kvitova vs Alize Cornet: Head-to-Head

Alize Cornet
Alize Cornet

Kvitova and Cornet have met thrice on the tour, with Kvitova leading the head to head 3-0. Their last encounter was at the 2017 US Open that Kvitova won in straight sets 6-1 6-2. 

Petra Kvitova vs Alize Cornet: Prediction

Petra Kvitova
Petra Kvitova

Kvitova has a terrific serve, great power on both wings, and variety aplenty. She has a game that suits both grass and hard courts. Her drop shots are great too. The only worry will be if she is fully fit.

One must remember that the last match she had played he conceded a walkover victory. Cornet will hope to hang in there and cash in if there are any signs of injury. 

Match Prediction: Kvitova should defeat Cornet in straight sets. 

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