The second round of the 2019 China Open will feature Petra Kvitova locking horns with the French doubles veteran Kristina Mladenovic, on Tuesday, October 1. The match is scheduled for a 1:00 pm start local time (6:00 am BST) and here, you will find the Petra Kvitova v Kristina Mladenovic live streaming options with the preview, tips, and head to head statistics.
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Petra Kvitova v Kristina Mladenovic Head to Head
This upcoming meeting in Beijing will be their 10th one on the tour with Kvitova, at the moment, leading by 8-1. She has won all of their meetings since the 2013 French Open.
The ladies have crossed paths twice already this year and Kvitova managed to deliver a convincing win in both of those matches. Her last win over Mladenovic came at the Wimbledon.
Kvitova, Back to her Winning Ways
Petra Kvitova is heading into this fixture against Mladenovic after delivering excellent performance in the Wuhan Open. Even though she made it to the semifinal there and lost to Alison Riske, it was a much-needed run for the Czech.
The number 7 seed had a rather uneventful time in the grass swing as well as the US Open series. Most of it can be attributed to her injury and the consequent loss in form but following a good break after her stint in New York, it appears that Kvitova is finding her groove once more.
Earlier this year, she reached the final in the Australian Open, WTA Dubai, and later won the Stuttgart Open. Kvitova was highly consistent through the first half of the year and was primed to stay in the top three before falling to injuries.
Mladenovic, with a Convincing Win
The 26-year-old Mladenovic started her journey in the China Open with a straight-set win over Danielle Collins. Currently ranked No. 2 on the doubles circuit, the Frenchwoman, with that win, marked her first victory on the tour since the Zhengzhou Open.
She lost in the early rounds in Wuhan and Osaka, as she now seeks to improve those results in Beijing. But considering her season, on the whole, it is going to be a difficult task for her. Her best run came in the Italian Open where she lost in the quarterfinal to Maria Sakkari, after moving past the likes of Belinda Bencic and Ashleigh Barty.
Kvitova v Mladenovic Tips & Predictions
Kvitova is going to start this match as the overwhelming favourite to win. She has been in a comparatively better form this year and Mladenovic will face all sorts of problems in trying to outsmart her opponent. However, stranger things have happened here already and just like any other game, this one can be surprising too.
Tip: Over 19.5 games in the match 23/25 at 888Sport