Kvitova leads their previous meetings 4-2. Their most recent match was in August 2014. Kvitova won in straight sets on a hard court. She leads 2-1 on hard courts.
Makarova had a couple of strong tournaments in January but lost her form after that. She looked like she was on her way to another loss yesterday. She was a set and 1-3 down to Tsurenko before she started her come back.
Kvitova had an easy win in the last round. She reached the quarter finals in Indian Wells.
Makarova has a chance to put her bad run behind her with a good match today. I think she can take this to 3 sets. I will lay Kvitova if she breaks first and will lay the set 1 winner.