Kvitova 1.61, Ostapenko 2.66
Their previous matches were shared 2-2. All their matches were in 2016. They last met in Wuhan, China on a hard court in September 2016. Kvitova won in straight sets. She won their last 2 matches on hard courts in 2 sets. Ostapenko’s wins were on hard and grass courts in 3 sets. Kvitova won the 1st set in 3 of their matches.
Ostapenko has slightly better results in the last 12 months. She reached the third round of the Australian Open. THis week she beat Wild Card Zvonareva in 2 close sets. She didn’t serve badly but will need to improve today. She faced 4 break points which were all converted by Zvonareva.
Kvit had some injury issues last year. She won 21 of her 33 matches in the last 12 months. She didn’t play an indoor match in 2017 but has a good record on the surface winning 35 of her last 50. She has served well this week. 89% of service games held.
Back Kvitova above 1.80. She can have a bad day at any time but as she is serving well that is usually an indication that she feels in good shape.