Due to start at 4:30 pm
Kvitova 1.45, Kontaveit 3.15
Kvitova has won both their previous matches. They last met in Madrid last month on clay. She won in 3 sets. She won both their matches in 3 sets after losing set 1.
Overall results in the last 12 months and also in 2018 favour Kvitova. Both players have strong results on clay but stats favour Kvitova.
Kvitova won the title in Madrid last month beating Bertens in the final in 3 sets. She made a slow start to her first round match this week and lost the opening set to Veronica Cepede. She needed a late break in the third set to secure the win. Se was more comfortable against Lara Arruabarrena in the last round and won in straight sets.
Kontaveit has been in strong clay form this season. She made the semi finals in Stuttgart and also in Rome where she lost to Pliskova and Svitolina respectively. She needed a third set to put away Madison Brengle in the first round this week and survived a tight opening set against Dulgheru with a late break before going on to win in straight sets.
I think we have a good chance of 3 sets today. Back Kvitova after she gets broken or if she loses set 1.