St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy, Quarter-Final Preview
?? (2) Jelena Ostapenko vs ?? (wc) Petra Kvitova
I’m going to side with Kvitova here. Kvitova looks to be in awesome shape at the moment and I’m still not convinced with Ostapenko’s level of play at the moment. The indoor hard courts in St. Petersburg are seemingly the perfect conditions for Kvitova. One of the key differences in this match-up will be Kvitova’s serve is much stronger, much more consistent and much more reliable. Ostapenko’s vulnerable serve will be put under extreme pressure in this match-up. Kvitova’s ability to move up the court and put pressure on Ostapenko is another difference that hands the advantage to Kvitova.