Julia Goerges vs Petra Kvitova, Doha QF Preview

Qatar Total Open, ?? Doha QF Preview
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Julia Goerges and Petra Kvitova will renew hostilities when they meet at the quarter-final stage of the Qatar Total Open on Friday in Doha. The pair recently did battle in St. Petersburg a few weeks ago at the semi-final stage where Kvitova won a high quality match in 3 sets on route to the title. Can an in-form Goerges avenge that defeat or will Kvitova again prove too strong?

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in action at the 2018 Qatar Total Open WTA Premier 5 tennis tournament

Julia Goerges and Petra Kvitova are two of the form players on tour right now. Kvitova has won her last 10 matches whilst Goerges has won 21 of her last 23 matches. Clearly both enter this match full of confidence.

Goerges and Kvitova have both beaten quality opposition on route to the quarter-finals in Doha. Goerges started the week with wins over Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova before confirming her spot in the final 8 with a 6-2 6-3 win over Mihaela Buzarnescu. Whilst Petra Kvitova has beaten two very high quality opponents in a row to reach the quarter-finals. Petra came from a set and a break down to beat Agnieszka Radwanska before surviving a tough test to beat Elina Svitolina 6-4 7-5,

Kvitova holds a 3-1 head-to-head record over Goerges. The pair met a few weeks ago in St. Petersburg where Kvitova won 7-5 4-6 6-2. Petra dominated that match, dictating the vast majority of play, something Goerges will need to change if she is to have any success when they meet in Doha.

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