Buzarnescu vs. Kvitova
Regardless of this Saturday’s outcome, Mihaela Buzarnescu already secured her career-high ranking next week with an unprecedented appearance in the top-35. At the age of 30, Buzarnescu is playing the best tennis of her career with an outstanding 76.53% winning record over the last 12 months. Looking now at Mihaela’s campaign on this event, the Romanian reaches this stage of the competition after a 4 – 6 6 – 3 7 – 5 win over Camila Giorgi in two hours and 26 minutes.
Petra Kvitova continues her quest for a first J&T Banka Prague Open title. The two-time Wimbledon champion reached her third final of the season after a 7 – 6 6 – 0 victory against Shuai Zhang on Friday. Despite slow start, Petra’s firepower proved too much for Zhang with 22 winners against only 7 from the Chinese No.1. On the other hand, Kvitova didn’t face a break point throughout the entire match.
Kvitova has been in impressive form this week in front of her fans in Prague. Adding to this, the 28-year-old holds an outstanding 22 – 7 career record in WTA Tour finals. For that reason, it’s not surprising to see Petra as the heavy favourite to win the title at 1/4 at William Hill while Buzarnescu is available at 17/5 at 5Dimes. Due to the low price on Kvitova’s moneyline, our suggestion is for you to place a bet on her -1.5 Set Handicap at 79/100 at green listed bookmaker Pinnacle as the best betting approach for this final.
Best Play: Petra Kvitova -1.5 Set Handicap at 79/100 at Pinnacle