An enthralling encounter between Petra Kvitova and Caroline Wozniacki is set to take place in the final round robin match at the WTA Finals in Singapore. The two competitors have crossed paths on eight previous occasions, with the series tied at 4-4. Kvitova has won three of their last four meetings on the tour, yet Wozniacki holds the victory in their most recent meeting last year in Cincinnati. Check out the Kvitova vs Wozniacki Head to Head matches.
Kvitova, who appeared out of sorts against Radwanska, was the far superior player on Thursday. She struck 2 aces, won 70% of her first service points and saved 5 of 7 break points she faced en route to the 6-3, 6-2 win in 1 hour and 15 minutes.
“I think when we played the final in Beijing I found the confidence to play against her again,” Kvoitova said. “Unfortunately I lost over there but I knew that I had the game to beat her and today was the time to do that.”
Earlier in the day, Caroline Wozniacki defeated Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5, 6-3 after the Polish star held a break advantage to start the opening set. After recovering from a break down early in the match, Wozniacki won 71% of her service points, 61% of second service return points, and converted on 6 of 10 break points to close out the victory in 1 hour and 46 minutes.
“I knew from the start this wasn’t going to be an easy match, it was going to be a match with a lot of long rallies and some incredible shotmaking,” Wozniacki said. “I came out there and was a little bit nervous and a few times early on I was thinking, ‘Aga, how did you make that ball?’
“I thought today could be another long one – we had so many really long points. I’m ready for anything. You know, I’m running a marathon in 10 days so I’m getting some good preparation.”
This marks the ninth time that Kvitova and Wozniacki meet on the WTA tour, with the series split at 4-4. While the Dane had control of the rivalry early on, it was Kvitova who stormed back in recent years to level the series. While Wozniacki has been one of the most consistent players this week in Singapore, it will be interesting to see if she can overwhelm the strong, durable Czech.
Prediction: Caroline Wozniacki in Three Sets