Head to heads are 1-1 Their last match was last week in Fed Cup. Niculescu won on an indoor hard court in straight sets. Kvitova won on grass in 2013.
Kvitova didn’t lose a game in her first round win over Chirico.
Niculescu beat Garcia in straight sets. Garcia was terrible in that match. Her ground strokes were flying all over the place as she struggled to work out Niculescu’s strange playing style.
I’m not sure how much we can read into Niculescu’s win over kvitova in the Fed Cup. Some players just don’t take Fed Cup seriously. That seems strange when they are representing their country but its the only way to explain some of the results we see in that competition.
Whilst Niculescu looked good yesterday Garcia’s errors flattered her. I expect Kvitova to win this one comfortably. Having said that, Kvitova doesn’t often do things the easy way.
I’ll wait for 1.70 .