September 25, 2021 12:52 PM
Adam Evans

2021 Ostrava Open Semi-Final – Anett Kontaveit vs Petra Kvitova Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Anett Kontaveit vs Petra Kvitova on and what time does it start? Anett Kontaveit vs Petra Kvitova will take place on Saturday 25th September, 2021 – not before 14:20 (UK)

Where is Anett Kontaveit vs Petra Kvitova taking place? Anett Kontaveit vs Petra Kvitova will take place at the Ostravar Arena in Ostrava, Czech Republic

What surface is Anett Kontaveit vs Petra Kvitova being played on? Anett Kontaveit vs Petra Kvitova will take place on an indoor hard court

Where can I get tickets for Anett Kontaveit vs Petra Kvitova? Visit this link for the latest ticket information for Anett Kontaveit vs Petra Kvitova

What channel is Anett Kontaveit vs Petra Kvitova on? Anett Kontaveit vs Petra Kvitova will be televised on the Amazon Prime Video app on smart TVs

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THE PREDICTION

Ostrava Open second seed Petra Kvitova looked assured in her straight-sets victory over in-form Jil Teichmann on Friday to reach the semi-finals here. The 31-year-old is a well-loved home favourite here as the most successful Czech player since Jana Novotna and she will be an immensely popular winner if she can get the job done over her next two matches. World number 30 Anett Kontaveit has enjoyed the better recent form, though, with a win at the Cleveland Championships ahead of the US Open and three really impressive results here so far over Sorana Cirstea, Paula Badosa and the third seed Belinda Bencic.

This will be the eighth meeting between Anett Kontaveit and Petra Kvitova, with the Czech owning a healthy 5-2 lead in their head-to-head record. The 31-year-old extended that lead earlier this year in the quarter-finals of the Qatar Open to make it back-to-back wins over the Estonian, with the previous win coming in the final of the 2019 Stuttgart Open. Kontaveit is in excellent form right now but the home crowd looks to be helping Kvitova through some of the key moments in her Ostrava Open matches so far and that could be the difference. Take Kvitova to win at least a set here in a match likely to need a decider, with a total of three sets also a decent option.

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