Kvitova vs Azarenka: prediction for the WTA Indian Wells match
Two experienced players had played eight head-to-head matches. Five of them were won by Kvitova. Will Azarenka put up a sensation at Indian Wells on October 10?
Petra Kvitova was not too successful in recent tournaments. But Czech player always wins at least two or three matches in every competition. She reached the quarter-final at Cincinnati and a third round at US Open. Kvitova also reached the semi-final of Ostrava tournament at her homeland.
Kvitova got off to a great start at Indian Wells. She lost only four games in a match against Rus (6:2, 6:2). We should note that Kvitova won 91% of points at first serve.
Victoria Azarenka won a title of Indian Wells tournament at 2016. After that success she played at that tournament twice, but both times she was eliminated in the second round.
This time Belarusian player started her way in the second round and beat Magda Linette in there. Polish player withdrew herself from the match during the second set due to injury. In the first set Linette had an advantage, but failed to win the decisive game at her serve.
Only in two out of eight head-to-head matches between Kvitova and Azarenka a set exchange took place
In three out of four most recent head-to-head matches no more than eight games were played in the first set
Petra Kvitova has an advantage over Victoria Azarenka in head-to-head matches, she won five out of eight. At Indian Wells Czech player is looking better than her opponent so far. We think that Kvitova has more chances for a victory in this match.
Our prediction - Kvitova to win
Opponents are even on class and experience, so we should expect a close match. But only in two head-to-head matches Kvitova and Azarenka exchanged sets. We offer to place a bet on total under.
Our second bet is on total under 22 games