Kvitova has won both their previous matches. Both were in 2007 on indoor courts and she won in straight sets each time.
Kvitova struggled in her first match and won in a third set tie break. Kovinic pulled out some big serves at the right times but still faced 14 break points. Kvitova hasn’t managed to win 2 matches in a week in 2016.
Larsson beat Lisicki in 3 sets in their second round meeting. Larsson served fairly well and she will need to match that level or improve on it today.
Lay Kvitova if she breaks first. You’d expect her to find a way to win but it isn’t certain. If Larsson can serve well we could see 3 sets.