WTA Miami Open 2021 : Petra Kvitova vs Elina Svitolina Preview, Head to Head, Prediction

An interesting and exciting R16 clash is about to take place at the WTA Miami Open 2021 when for the 10th time Petra Kvitova will take on Elina Svitolina.

World No. 10 and the 9th seed at the WTA Miami Open, Czech star Petra Kvitova will be taking on World No. 5 and the 5th seed Elina Svitolina in a mouth-watering 4th Round (R16) game.

Match Details

  • Tournament: WTA Miami Open 2021
  • Match: Petra Kvitova vs Elina Svitolina
  • Round: Fourth Round 
  • Date: 29th March, 2021
  • Prize Money: $40,000
  • Venue: Miami, Florida 
  • Surface: Outdoor Hard Court

Petra Kvitova vs Elina Svitolina : Preview

Petra Kvitova
Petra Kvitova

Kvitova has picked up form after a mediocre start to the 2021 season. The former World No. 2 won the 2021 Qatar Open held in the first week of March, has hardly broken a sweat coming into the 4th round, getting a first match bye and then 2 straight sets victory in the 2nd and 3rd round.

Elina Svitolina has been solid but has failed to cross the quarter-final stage of the tournament she been part of and is on a good run at the Miami Open as well. She also had a first round bye, was made to struggle in the 2nd round but she bounced back to win the 2nd and 3rd sets in her second round match and then won the 3rd round in straight sets.

Elina Svitolina’s match against Shelby Rogers

Petra Kvitova vs Elina Svitolina : Head to Head

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Elina Svitolina

This will be the 10th time when Petra Kvitova vs Elina Svitolina will be the reading on the scorecard when the duo faces each other in the R16 at the Miami Open. They have met previously 9 times with Kvitova leading the head to head by 7-2, with the last match happening in 2018 which Elina won.

Petra Kvitova vs Elina Svitolina : Prediction

Petra Kvitova will be the favourite in the 10th meeting of Petra Kvitova vs Elina Svitolina at the Miami Open.
Petra Kvitova

Svitolina had to work harder for her victories this year, and is coming into the tie with 2 games that went into the 3rd set. Kvitova has been rather sailing into the tournament and has been in a good rhythm with the game this year. Kvitova also has a better record on the hard surface leading with 6-1 against Elina.

Prediction : Petra Kvitova to win in 3 sets.

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