Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will face Alison Riske in the semifinal of the 2019 Wuhan Open on Friday, September 27. The match is scheduled for a 7:00 pm start (12:00 pm BST) and here, you will find the Petra Kvitova v Alison Riske live streaming options with the preview, tips, and head to head.
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Petra Kvitova v Alison Riske Head to Head
The tally is currently tied 1-1 with their last meeting taking place in 2013.
Kvitova Finds her Rhythm
After a rather uneventful performance in the US Open series, mainly on account of an injury and the subsequent drop in form, Petra Kvitova has once again found her groove and is back to her winning ways. In many ways, her past week in Wuhan is reminiscent of her journey from battling the major left hand injury to winning five WTA titles in 2018.
Starting as the number five seed, she first defeated Polona Hercog and then moved on to knocking out the likes of Sloane Stephens and Dayana Yastremska. Kvitova achieved all of these in straight sets and now, looks primed to go the distance.
Winner of two singles titles and two runner-up trophies from the Australian Open and WTA Dubai, the Czech was enjoying a sensational season before getting derailed with health concerns. She had an uneventful time in the Italian Open and Wimbledon, and continued the same trend in America too. After succumbing early to Maria Sakkari and Andrea Petkovic in Cincinnati and New York, it is certainly a treat to see Kvitova move past that jinx of sorts.
Riske’s Impressive Rise
Time and again this season, Alison Riske has surprised her opponents and fans with her quality tennis, shots, and ability to win big. She is enjoying her career-best season at the moment, having reached the final in the Shenzhen Open and winning the Rosmalen Championships.
She also reached the quarterfinal at the Wimbledon – a feat that helped her crack the top 30. Now, in Wuhan, after a couple of early exits in previous Asian tournaments, Riske is back at it again.
Despite being placed in a tricky draw, she has navigated all of it rather handsomely. Starting with Dayana Yastremska in the opener, she moved past Monica Puig and Qiang Wang to reach the quarterfinal. There, she faced Elina Svitolina and dispatched her 6-1, 6-3, registering her third top-10 win of the season. Other players in this list include Kiki Bertens and Ash Barty.
Kvitova v Riske Tips & Predictions
Riske has proven herself to be a formidable opponent who can take on (and defeat) top 10 players on her best day. Kvitova will need to be careful with this but for the time being, she holds all the cards. Expect this one to be an entertaining affair where Riske will put up a formidable fight.
Tip: Over 19.5 games in the match 5/6 at 888Sport