WTA Madrid Open, Quarter Final: Bouchard v Kuznetsova (8:30pm)

Kuznetsova has won both their previous meetings.  Their most recent match was in Cincinnati in August 2014. Kuznetsova won in 3 sets on a hard court. She won in straight sets on clay in April 2014.

Bouchard has had a strong week and beat Sharapova in the first round. She beat an injured Kerber in the last round.

Can Kuznetsova end Bouchard’s great week?

Kuznetsova dropped a set against Riske and beat Wang in straight sets in the last round. Wang kept it very close but Kuznetsova’s serve was working fairly well.

This is a tough one to predict. Bouchard’s confidence will be high but Kuznetsova should make her work very hard. We have some value on Bouchard at the start but I give Kuznetsova a slight edge to win.

Back Kuznetsova if she gets broken or loses set 1.
Update: Kuznetsova broke in the third game of the match. She won in 2 sets.

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