Petra Kvitova vs Elina Svitolina
Petra played superb against Garcia. She wasn’t broken for the whole match and she faced just 2 break points in one game. Her serve was especially on fire, but her strokes too. Garcia played well too, but Petra was just too good. She didn’t give Caroline a rhythm because she was firing her massive shots all over the court. Great performance by Petra. Elina is a positive surprise of this tournament. In the QFs, she beaten Angelique Kerber. Kerber wasn’t on her best, but Elina played great. She was really aggressive and consistent enough to beat German with never-give-up attitude. This match should be interesting, especially because Elina won their only meeting this year in straight sets! But I must mention that Petra played horrible in that match. She just couldn’t find a court with her shots. Petra will be the aggressor in this match and she’ll decide almost everything. Svitolina is an aggressive player, but she’s just not powerful as Kvitova. Petra played great in Wuhan, so I think she’ll win this match in straight sets. Elina can just hope that Petra will have one of her bad days.
Prediction: Kvitova in 2 tight sets
Eugenie Bouchard vs Caroline Wozniacki
Bouchard played solid against Cornet. She won in straight sets, but it won’t be easy. Alize was really tired, but she fought well. Genie was just too solid in that match. She played really aggressive. Caroline was solid too. She beaten another surprise of the tournament – Timea Bacsinszky. It wasn’t easy, but Wozniacki was just too steady and calm in the end. She won after comeback. Solid performance by Caroline too. Genie will be the aggressor in this match. With her powerful shots and some good volleys, she can control the game. Wozniacki will be consistent from the beginning till the end. Her steady shots with lot of counter-power and her great movement will keep Bouchard out of her rhythm. Wozniacki will chase down almost everything, that’s sure. With that consistency, she’ll beat very aggressive Eugenie. It won’t be easy, but Caroline will come through.
Prediction: Wozniacki in 3 sets