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Marketa Vondrousova vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Odds & Prediction – WTA Kremlin Cup Quarterfinals

Hayley Graham

by Hayley Graham in Tennis

Oct 21, 2021 · 2:34 PM PDT

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova hitting a return shot during a tennis match.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, of Russia, returns a shot to Varvara Gracheva, of Russia, during the third round of the US Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
  • Marketa Vondrousova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will go head-to-head in the quarterfinals of the WTA Kremlin Cup
  • This will be the second career meeting between the two players
  • Continue below for odds, preview, and best bet prediction

Both are French Open finalists, and both have earned their spot in the final eight in Moscow. Marketa Vondrousova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova are scheduled to take the court at 4:00 am ET on Friday, October 22nd.

Vondrousova is entering the match as the slight favorite over Pavlyuchenkova, with -140 odds, in her first appearance at the Kremlin Cup.

Will Pavlyuchenkova be able to play into the home crowd, or will Vondrousova be too much for her? Take a look at the odds, how each player made it to this point, and our best bet.

Marketa Vondrousova vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova WTA Kremlin Cup Quarterfinals Odds

Player Spread Moneyline Total
Marketa Vondrousova -2.5 (-110) -140 Ov 21.5 (-115)
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova +2.5 (-125) +115 Un 21.5 (-115)

Odds as of October 21st at DraftKings.

Vondrousova’s First Kremlin Cup

22-year old Vondrousova has been on quite the tear in Moscow, having yet to drop a set over two matches, and upset seventh seed Elena Rybakina in her opening match. The Czech stunned qualifier Lesia Tsurenko 6-3, 6-3, in just over an hour.

Both players managed to record 12 winners, but Tsurenko put up 21 unforced errors, which made Vondrousova’s job a bit easier. The 22-year old put on a show with her shot selection, that included a variety of different drop shots, spins, and heavy groundstrokes. It ultimately was too much for Tsurenko, who was able to build on any sort of momentum, and ended up being broken five times over the course of the match.

Vondrousova will now have a tough opponent ahead of her. She’ll be playing a hometown favorite in Pavlyuchenkova, who is very familiar with the grounds, as she’s reached the finals on three separate occasions.

A Home Favorite

30-year old Pavlyuchenkova is no stranger to this tournament. Not only has see made the finals on three separate occasions, she won it all back in 2014.

Unlike her quarterfinal opponent, Pavlyuchenkova has only one match under her belt this tournament, but it was a straight set victory over American Bernarda Pera. The Russian managed five aces, but recorded nine double faults.

She enters this match as the underdog, but will she be able to find a way to continue her run to her fourth final appearance at the Kremlin Cup? Or will Vondrousova be too much?

Head-to-Head

This will only be the second meeting between these two player, with their one and only match coming earlier this year in Chicago. Vondrousova won that match in straight sets, winning 6-3, 6-2.

Marketa Vondrousova vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Head-to-Head Stats

Marketa Vondrousova
VS
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
35 WTA Standing 16
22 Age 30
1 Career Titles 12
194/84 Career W/L 454/311
0 YTD Titles 0
29/18 YTD W/L 26/18
1 Head-to-Head Wins 0

Best Bet

This should be an interesting match because Pavlyuchenkova is a former champion, and has much success here, but Vondrousova holds the edge when it comes to the head-to-head. The match happened just about a month ago in Chicago.

It could be argued that Vondrousova’s season has been more impressive, with a title win and a 29/18 record, but Pavlyuchenkova has been pretty consistent. Despite not having captured a title yet this year, she’s still put up a 26/18 record on the year.

Regardless of the winner here, the player who loses is bound to take a set. Look for this match to go the distance.

Best Bet: Over 2.5 sets (+125) 

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