Kvitova leads their previous matches 4-1. Their last meeting was in May last year in Madrid. Kvitova won on clay in 2 sets. She won both their hard court matches.
Kuznetsova played better than I expected in the last round. I wasn’t sure about her motivation before the match and her opening set with Kudryavtseva could have gone either way. She didn’t lose a game in set 2.
Kvitova has looked very solid in both her matches. She didn’t face a single break point against Petkovic in the last round. Neither has a good recent record at this tournament. One of them has to win! I can see this going to 3 sets and would favour Kvitova to win in the end.