World number 12 Petra Kvitová will take on the 125th-ranked and qualifier Greet Minnen in the first round of the 2021 French Open on Sunday, May 30. Get the live streaming options of this Petra Kvitová v Greet Minnen match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.
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Petra Kvitová v Greet Minnen Head to Head
There have been two previous matches played between these two and Kvitova has won both times. The first of them came on the clay courts of Stuttgart in 2019 where Kvitova dropped five games in getting past Minnen before routing her for the loss of the same number of games at the 2021 Australian Open.
Kvitova Hoping to Emulate 2020 Form
Kvitova has reached the French Open semifinals twice in her career, the second of those occasions having been in 2020. That was the only clay court tournament Kvitova had played in a truncated last year, while Kvitova has featured in four competitions already on dirt this season.
And to be honest, the former world number two would be slightly underwhelmed with her performances so far.
Having won the WTA Doha competition earlier this season, Kvitova’s pivot towards clay has seen her win seven and lost four matches. While on that own that’s not a record to be scoffed at, Kvitova hasn’t managed to make it beyond the quarterfinal at any of those four.
Two of those four losses have also come at the hands of way lower-ranked players – a straight-set defeat to Danka Kovinic in Charleston and a second round loss to Vera Zvonareva in Rome would have hurt.
Can the Czech now carve out a showing similar to one she had last season on these courts?
Minnen Hasn’t Won on Clay Since 2019 Stuttgart
When Minnen defeated Dominika Cibulkova in the first round of the 2019 Stuttgart Open to seal her next match against Kvitova, little would she have known that would be the last match she would win on clay.
Minnen’s record otherwise hasn’t been the best either but more so on clay she has struggled.
Last season, for instance, Minnen featured in four WTA and two ITF competitions on dirt and won just one match – it was a qualifying round which got her to the Strasbourg Open main draw and saw her lose in straight sets.
This year, she has had to make it to the main draw through qualifiers of both the Grand Slams and as luck would have it, face Kvitova for the second time. And while Kvitova is a better hard court player, that wouldn’t mean too much for Minnen whose own struggles on clay are well-chronicled.
Kvitová v Minnen Prediction and Tip
This is going only one way, straight sets to Kvitova. The games handicap is looking tempting though, so we could see a potentially good one there.