Petra Kvitova vs Jelena Jankovic, U.S Open R1 Preview

US Open, ????? R1 Preview + Prediction
(13) ?? Petra Kvitova vs ?? Jelena Jankovic

Petra Kvitova and Jelena Jankovic will kick-start proceedings on the Louis Armstrong Arena for the 2017 U.S Open. This is a tough first round match-up between two players that have been close to the top of the game for a long time. These two have a very competitive rivalry, Kvitova holds a slight 4-3 head-to-head record over Jankovic. Both have been struggling with injury and poor form lately, especially Jankovic. It will be interesting to see who can step it up and raise their level for this big first round clash at Flushing Meadows.

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Petra Kvitova’s form has not been too flash as she heads to New York. Petra failed to win consecutive matches at any of the 4 events she competed in before heading to New York. Most recently Kvitova was noncompetitive in a first-up loss to Shuai Zhang in New Haven. Jankovic’s preparation has not been any better. Jankovic was forced to retire injured in her opening match in Washington in what ended up being her only tournament before New York.

I have to side with Kvitova here. Despite some poor recent losses for Kvitova, her best is seemingly much closer than Jankovic’s. The Serb has been playing awful tennis for most of the year and at this stage in her career it seems it is all downhill from here. Kvitova should be far too powerful for Jankovic whose forehand is horrendous at the moment. So long as Kvitova isn’t having one of her really bad days, she will win this pretty easily.

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Prediction: Petra Kvitova to defeat Jelena Jankovic in 3 sets

0 responses to “Petra Kvitova vs Jelena Jankovic, U.S Open R1 Preview”

  1. It is not competetive match today. Puig wins in straight sets. Watson – Cornet another not competetive match. Cornet has better defense and array of shots.

    • I agree that it could be a quick match foe Puig but she can never be fully trusted. I also can’t really trust Cornet but agree she is the better player

  2. 2 quick points:-

    MLB can win with her overwhelming power and size advantage as she is recovering fast from her injury.

    Richel Hogenkamp is not winning over Arina Rodionova even in hell!lol Hogen has very bad performance on hard. Rodio has a good momentum coming here on hard to win. Hogen is a just a clay courter!

    wtaddict and other fans (jason,some legs etc.) what do you think?

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