Petra Kvitova vs. Julia Goerges, Birmingham QF Prediction

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Nature Valley Classic, Birmingham QF Prediction
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ (4) Petra Kvitova vs. ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช (5) Julia Goerges

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in action during the second round at the 2018 Nature Valley Classic WTA Premier tennis tournament

This is an exciting quarter-final encounter in Birmingham between Kvitova and Goerges, one of the first heavy-weight battles of the grass court season. Kvitova has had the better of this match-up, having won the last 5 matches between the pair, including 3 victories in 2018. The grass court surface also seemingly favours Kvitova.

Iโ€™m going to side with Petra here. There is no doubt that grass is a surface that favours Kvitova and clearly this is a favourable match-up for the Czech given their H2H record. Both have aggressive, dangerous games, but Kvitova simply does everything a little better and is much more clinical, especially under pressure. Expect Kvitova to be too strong here in a match that is likely to be a topsy-turvy 3 set encounter.

Prediction: Petra Kvitova to defeat Julia Goerges in 3 sets