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Anett Kontaveit vs Petra Kvitova Odds & Prediction: WTA Ostrava Open Semifinals

Hayley Graham

by Hayley Graham in Tennis

Sep 24, 2021 · 3:22 PM PDT

Petra Kvitova hitting a return shot during a tennis match.
Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, returns a shot during the first round of the US Open tennis championships, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • Unseeded Anett Kontaveit will take on second seed Petra Kvitova in the semifinals of the WTA Ostrava Open on Saturday, September 25th
  • This will be the eighth meeting between the two players
  • Continue below for odds, preview, and our best bet analysis and prediction

The final four are all set in Ostrava as the semifinals of the WTA Ostrava Open begin on Saturday. Two matches are on the slate for the day, with Anett Kontaveit and hometown favorite Petra Kvitova set to take the court at 9:20 am ET.

Both players are coming off straight set victories over the quarterfinal opponents, but Kvitova enters this match as the favorite to win. The second seed will look to continue to put on a show for her home crowd.

Take a look below at the odds and a breakdown of how each player made it to the semifinals.

Anett Kontaveit vs Petra Kvitova WTA Ostrava Open Semifinals Odds

Player Spread Moneyline Total
Anett Kontaveit +1.5 (-120) +104 Ov 22 (-110)
[2] Petra Kvitova -1.5 (-110) -128 Un 22 (+100)

Odds as of September 24th at Fanduel.

Kontaveit Upsets Bencic

The 25-year old Estonian booked her spot in the semifinals here in Ostrava after defeating No. 3 seed Belinda Bencic 6-4, 6-3, in just under an hour and a half. With her win earlier today, she extended her head-to-head record against Bencic to 2-0.

Kontaveit outplayed her opponent, recording 29 winners to 19 unforced errors, in comparison to Bencic’s just 12 winners and 19 unforced errors.

The Estonian came out strong out the gate, establishing a 5-1 lead in the first set. Bencic was able to make it a bit interesting, making it 5-4, but Kontaveit proved to be too much for the Swiss.

With this win, Kontaveit notched her fourth win over a Top 20 player this season, and will be looking to reach her fourth singles final of 2021.

Hometown Favorite

Second seed Kvitova was able to defeat 24-year old Jil Teichmann 6-4, 6-4. She avenged her previous loss to Teichmann, that happened earlier this year where she retired from the match in Dubai.

In front of a home crowd, Kvitova was able to put on a show, and come out on top in just over an hour and a half.

She managed to record 24 winners to Teichmann’s 11, and saved second of the eigh breakpoints.

It was a back-and-forth match between the two. Just when Kvitova gained a lead, Teichmann was able to even the score back out, and vice versa.

Kvitova secured her 28th singles title earlier this year, and with her quarterfinal win, she’ll compete in her third semifinal of the year.

Head-to-Head

This will be the eighth meeting between Kontaveit and Kvitova, with Kvitova currently leading the head-to-head 5-2. Their first meeting dates back to 2017, with their most recent match being played earlier this year, where Kvitova won in three sets. The last time Kontaveit was able to defeat Kvitova was in 2019.

Anett Kontaveit vs Petra Kvitova Head-to-Head Stats

Kontaveit
VS
Kvitova
30 WTA Standing 10
25 Age 31
2 Career Titles 28
335/177 Career W/L 573/254
1 YTD Titles 1
26/14 YTD W/L 26/15
2 Head-to-Head Wins 5

Best Bet

Both these players have the opportunity to move onto the finals here. Yes, Kvitova is entering the match as the favorite to win outright, but she has had trouble against Kontaveit in the past. Both players have found success against one another multiple times.

After dealing with some injury, and trying to find her footing, Kvitova is starting to look like her old self again. The 31-year old is looking like her old self again over these past few matches. Both have a strong baseline game, with powerful forehands, but once again, look for the serving to be a big difference maker in this match.

On paper, Kontaveit should have a better play on the court than Kvitova, but Kvitova has other aspects of her game that allow her piece together points against her opponents.

Regardless of the winner here, expect the match to go the distance.

Best Bet: Ov 2.5 sets (+112)

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