Bet of the day: Kvitova v Safarova first set to go to tie-break
Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | October 27, 2015
- Czech stars Kvitova and Safarova have faced each other seven times before
- Kvitova has won all seven but there has been a first set tie-break in four of them
- Take tasty odds of 9/2 with Coral for another opening set to go the distance
Back Kvitova and Safarova to go to first set tie-break at 9/2
Czech Republic duo Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova face off in the White Group of the WTA Finals in the second match of round-robin fixtures, and both will be desperate to bounce back after 2-0 losses.
Former champion in this event Kvitova was surprised by Angelique Kerber, while Safarova succumbed to rising Spain star Garbine Muguruza.
Despite that, both put up a good effort and managed to take their respective opponents to a tie-break. So, Coral offer great odds of 9/2 for the duo to go the distance in the opening set against each other.
This bet is all the more enticing given that in Kvitova and Safarova’s seven meetings to date, four of them have gone to a tie-break in the first set, including the last two.
Czech duo looking to bounce back
These two competitors, having lost their first matches, now need a win in order to give themselves any chance of reaching the semi-finals at the indoor hard surface event in Singapore.
Being from the same nation, Fed Cup teammates and fellow residents of Monaco, Kvitova and Safarova will know each other inside out and so will be very difficult to split, especially early on.
Although Kvitova has won all seven of their duels, it is reported that the 25-year-old double Wimbledon champion is suffering from jet lag, which might give her compatriot at least a chance this time.