Ashleigh Barty (@1.95) vs Petra Kvitova (@1.87)
04-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Petra Kvitova will win

Ashleigh Barty – Petra Kvitova Match Prediction | 04-10-2019 22:00

I wont make that mistake again! Collins quick footwork and laser-sharp, powerful backhand will be more than Pavlyuchenkova can handle. Tracey:Twice I thought Collins would be eliminated, and twice shes proved me wrong.

Ashleigh Barty is coming off a three sets win over Maria Sharapova that took 27 games to decide. However, Barty has a combined 65 unforced errors in her last two matches, something she must clean up. Barty has a chance to make her first career grand slam semifinal. It wasnt the prettiest performance from Barty and her chances looked slim after dropping the first set, but she got help from the home crowd and stormed back the biggest win of her young career. Barty won 65 percent of her total service points and produced four breaks on 10 break points. Barty hasnt won five matches in a single tournament since winning the Nottingham Open back in June. Barty has won eight of her last nine matches on hard court. In the victory, Barty won 68 percent of her first serve points and 60 percent of her second serve points.

Her real test came in the fourth round when she met Maria Sharapova. Barty was superb in every aspect she lost only two break points out of a possible eight and produced 28 winners as against Sharapovas 17. After going down in the first set, she moved on to stage a remarkable comeback and knock out the Russian star with 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.

Last year, she won the WTA Nottingham and the Elite Trophy in Zhuhai. Needless to mention, she has a bright future ahead of her and can very well break into the top 10 by the end of this week. Barty has done exceptionally well as a doubles player and now, she is turning a lot of heads on the singles circuit too. She was also a semifinalist in Wuhan and Montreal.

Prediction

The first time it happened was in Birmingham in 2017, when Kvitova won her first title post-surgery in three sets. The Czech has been impeccable this week. Petra Kvitova is a former champion in Sydney (won in 2015), while Ashleigh Barty finished runner-up last year. This will be the second time that these two women meet with the title on the line. She is yet to drop a set, and her dominant display in the semifinals was a further reminder that she should perhaps be taken very seriously in Melbourne.

Petra Kvitova is coming off a straight sets win over Amanda Anisimova that took 15 games to decide. Kvitova won 80 percent of her total service points and didnt face a single break point in her one hour victory. Kvitova has won all eight sets this tournament and has been broken just once in her last three matches. In the victory, Kvitova won 83 percent of her first serve points and 60 percent of her second serve points. With wins in 18 of her last 19 sets overall, Kvitova is as hot as shes been in years and a legit threat to make a push for her third career grand slam title. Kvitova has a chance to make her sixth career grand slam semifinal and second at the Australian Open. Kvitova is 5-5 in career grand slam quarterfinal matches.

The Australian has not put a foot wrong, but Kvitova is on another level this week and her record in finals is excellent. Barty is on a 7-match winning streak at the moment which is the longest she has had in her career. I am not writing off Bartys chances completely. I think it would take a massive drop in performance for Kvitova to allow the Australian a look in. Both these two players deserve their places in the final. She has won 25 out of the last 32 finals so far, including her last seven. The ball striking from both wings was incredible. I feel for Barty because it could be back-to-back losses in the finals in Sydney. Kvitova shrugged off the disappointment of losing in Brisbane with a streak of her own Sydney. I think if Kvitova plays near the level we saw from her against Sasnovich, she will win this at a canter. She is yet to concede a set and considering the quality of opposition she faced, it is an impressive achievement.

Im really enjoying it to be on the court. she said on what is different for her this fortnight. There were worries the same might happen against Amanda Anisimova but she took the game to the young American from the beginning and didnt even need an hour to seal the victory 6-2 6-1. Kvitova has been tipped to win a slam so many times only to lose early to a much lower ranked player. She served over 80% first serve in an outstanding performance, dropping just 8 points on serve the whole match.Im serving pretty well and Im moving well, as well. You know, sometimes when Im nervous, Im quite tight and nothing really working, but this time I feel good.

Kvitova has won the Wuhan Open twice and she has made the final of the China Open also. The service was outstanding from Kvitova as she hit 13 aces and won 65% of her service points. Playing in Asia seems to boost Kvitova as she has an outstanding record on this continent. Kvitova won 89% of her service games and 4 return games to comfortably eliminate the number 9 seed. Looking at Petra Kvitova, the Czech superstar has looked outstanding throughout this tournament and she continued her supreme form in the previous round where she beat Belinda Bencic in straight sets.

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Check out the Kvitova vs Barty H2H matches. Kvitova will be hoping to make her second semi final in Melbourne but will have to work hard for the victory against the home favourite Barty. They have played once this year in Sydney, where Kvitova came from a set down to win a close one in the final. The top half contains multiple former No.1s while it is between Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Danielle Collins, Ashleigh Barty and Petra Kvitovain the other half. Theres a big opportunity for someone in the bottom half of the Australian Open draw to make the final now.

We predict them for you. Its time for the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. Who will win? Only three rounds remain until we crown a Grand Slam champion. There are two quarterfinal matches on Tuesday: Ashleigh Barty vs Petra Kvitova and Danielle Collins vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Predicting today are myself (Yesh Ginsburg), Steen Kirby, Tracey Essex, Eric Han, and Jay Sandhu. Will it be Serena Williams again? Before we find out the winner, though, we have to know who wins the quarterfinals. Will it be anybody else?