Petra Kvitova v Magdalena Rybarikova
Petra played impressive this week. She had bye in the first round. In the second round she destroyed always-dangerous Ekaterina Makarova 6:2 6:1. Then she beaten fellow Czech Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova in 2 sets 6:4 6:1. In the semi-finals she beaten Samantha Stosur easily 6:3 6:1. Petra didn’t lose a set all week. Magdalena beaten solid Soler-Espinosa 6:4 6:3. Then she beaten no. 2 player in the world Simona Halep 6:2 4:6 6:3. That was the biggest surprise of the tournament. The she beaten Alison Riske in extremely tight match 6:4 0:6 7:5. In the semi-finals she beaten Camila Giorgi 6:2 6:4. These two( Petra and Magdalena) have very different play styles. Kvitova is very aggressive player with powerful shots. She is capable of producing lot of winners and lot of errors, too. She’s solid at the net and she knows sometimes to surprise her opponent with drop shot.She have powerful serve too. Her main weaknesses are her movement and self-destruction. Rybarikova is player who uses a lot of variations. She have strong forehand, solid two-handed backhand, very good backhand slice, good movement and she’s good at the net. She often uses serve and volley tactics. Her main weaknesses are her flat backhand and lack of fighting spirit. Magdalena had great week, she’ll maybe take a set, but this victory belongs to Kvitova.
Prediction: Kvitova in 3 sets