Petra Kvitova vs Amanda Anisimova, Indian Wells R3 Preview

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Petra Kvitova and Amanda Anisimova will open proceedings on Stadium 1 on Sunday in Indian Wells when they meet at the third round stage of the BNP Paribas Open. Petra Kvitova is on an incredible 14-match winning streak, just 1 win away from the longest winning streak of her career. Standing in Kvitova’s way is the 16-year-old American. Anisimova is in unchartered territory having never previously won a match at this level prior to this event. Can the youngster cause a huge upset?

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Petra Kvitova survived a dramatic opening round clash in Indian Wells. After receiving a bye through the first round, Kvitova opened her 2018 BNP Paribas Open campaign with an epic 6-7 7-6 6-4 win over Yulia Putintseva in a match that last well over 3 hours. Kvitova demonstrated once more just how tough she is under pressure, twice coming from a break down in the final set to blast her way past a determined opponent.

Anisimova is having the best few weeks of her very young career. Amanda Anisimova produced a near-flawless performance to cruise past the 23rd seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4 6-1 in the second round. Anisimova’s power was too much was a sluggish Pavlyuchenkova to handle on the night. Prior to that Anisimova breezed past Pauline Parmentier 6-2 6-2. It has been an unbelievable couple of weeks in the Californian desert for the 16-year-old after she came through the qualifying draw to reach the semi-finals at the Indian Wells 125K event last week.

This will be the first career meeting between the pair.

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