This will be the first time they have played.
Kvitova loves playing for her country. She will like her chances of taking gold. She has dropped just 1 set so far which was to Makarova. She didn’t face break points against Svitolina or Babos.
Puig is having a great tournament. She has been broken just once in each round. Her best result at the slams was a 4th round at Wimbledon in 2013. This is the biggest match of her career and it will be interesting to see how she handles it. I tipped her to have a great season in 2016 and so far she hasn’t let me down.
Kvitova has more big match experience. They are playing for a guaranteed medal. This should be a great match and it won’t be a huge shock if Puig wins given how well she has played so far. I think she could take a set if she can handle to occasion but for her to win Kvitova will have to be below her best.
Back Kvitova if she gets broken first