🇬🇧 Nature Valley Classic, Birmingham QF Prediction
🇨🇿 (4) Petra Kvitova vs. 🇩🇪 (5) Julia Goerges
This is an exciting quarter-final encounter in Birmingham between Kvitova and Goerges, one of the first heavy-weight battles of the grass court season. Kvitova has had the better of this match-up, having won the last 5 matches between the pair, including 3 victories in 2018. The grass court surface also seemingly favours Kvitova.
I’m going to side with Petra here. There is no doubt that grass is a surface that favours Kvitova and clearly this is a favourable match-up for the Czech given their H2H record. Both have aggressive, dangerous games, but Kvitova simply does everything a little better and is much more clinical, especially under pressure. Expect Kvitova to be too strong here in a match that is likely to be a topsy-turvy 3 set encounter.