St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy, R2 Preview
?? (wc) Petra Kvitova vs ?? Irina-Camelia Begu
Petra Kvitova will continue her St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy campaign on Thursday evening where she will take on Irina-Camelia Begu. Petra Kvitova’s level of tennis in the opening round was as good of tennis anyone has displayed this week in St. Petersburg. If Kvitova can maintain that form she will be one of the main contenders to win the title in conditions that suit the Czech’s game.
Petra Kvitova produced a devastating performance in the opening round in St. Petersburg to crush the 7th seeded Elena Vesnina. Kvitova was at her almighty best as she brushed aside Elena Vesnina 6-2 6-0 to book a second round clash against Romania’s Irina-Camelia Begu.
Irina-Camelia Begu advanced to the second round in St. Petersburg courtesy of a 7-6 6-1 win over Lucky-loser Andrea Petkovic. Begu squandered a big lead in the opening set but did well to regroup, maintain her composure and win the first set tiebreaker. Begu ran away with the match in the second set as Petkovic’s resistance dropped dramatically.
Kvitova has won both of the previous matches between the pair, both in straight sets, both on clay in 2015.