Ashleigh Barty (@1.95) vs Petra Kvitova (@1.87)

Our Prediction:

Petra Kvitova will win

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

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.

Ashleigh Barty won all of her service games and 3 return games to secure the win. During the win, Ashleigh Barty served exceptionally well as she hit 6 aces which helped her win 72% of her service points. Ashleigh Barty enters this match having won her previous outing in 3 sets. It was a close match for Barty as she lost the second set but the Australian showed her class to win the final set 6-2. It has been a strong few weeks for Ashleigh Barty as she recently made the semifinals of the Wuhan Open.

Excluding Hopman Cup matches, Barty is on a 7-match winning streak stretching back to last year at the Zhuhai Elite Trophy. She has an even 3-3 record in finals. Ashleigh Barty, on the other hand, will hope to capture a 4th career title.

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Her career stuttered for a while but she may be able to erase those memories with the draw lining up well for her. Should she beat Barty, she would be heavily favoured to beat either opponent and make the final. In 2012, Kvitova was riding the wave of her Wimbledon title and looked a future No.1 before losing a dramatic semi final to Maria Sharapova here.

Her best result of the current season was winning the title in Miami where she beat Karolina Pliskova in the final 7-6(1) 6-3 and in Paris where she defeated Marketa Vondrousova in the final 6-1 6-3 and in Birmingham where she defeated Julia Goerges in the final 6-3 7-5. The Australian has a 44-9 win-loss record in 2019, 25-6 on hard (See FULL STATS).

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.

Collins run is a massive surprise as she looked down and out against Goerges when the German was serving for the match against her, and Pavlyuchenkova has also beaten some high quality opponents in Bertens, Sasnovich, and Stephens. Jay:This is a very unexpected matchup, between two players no one thought would reach this far.

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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.

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.

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.