Iga Swiatek has only dropped 9 games so far at the Miami Open 2022 and probably this is the main reason she is considered such a hot favorite against Petra Kvitova tonight.
However, having watched most of both girls recent matches, i can trully not clue who should be considered as favorite on their first H2H encounter; in fact imho the match will be definitely depend on Petra’s raquet – and on her last two matches she was like a hurricane!
Most of the time, it’s up to her
Moreover, a couple of days ago Kvitova said: “I think that if I’m playing well I can beat everyone, but if I’m playing badly I can lose to everyone. So really, most of the time, it’s up to me.”
The left-hander has failed to impress since winning her 28th career title in Doha in early March 2021, and therefore fallen out of the top 30 for the first time in 11 years. Nevertheless, is she manages to continue current week’s pace and blistering strikes, she should legitimately claim her 29th title, here in Miami…
Petra Kvitova – Iga Swiatek
Petra Kvitova ML (FT) @ 5.139