WTA Cincinnati Day 1 Predictions Including Petra Kvitova vs Madison Keys

Petra Kvitova in action at the WTA Qatar Open.

The WTA Cincinnati, Western & Southern Open, gets underway in Mason, Ohio with matches featuring Petra Kvitova, Barbora Krejcikova, and Yulia Putintseva all on the match card for Monday. We have predictions for all of your matches.

Petra Kvitova vs Madison Keys

Keys leads the h2h 4-3, both players have been struggling with Keys losing three straight matches and Kvitova 2-4 since Wimbledon began. This is a competitive match even if the quality may be lacking, Kvitova is playing slightly better and should even the h2h. Kvitova in 3

Elise Mertens vs Nadia Podoroska

Mertens won their only meeting and was a semifinalist in Stanford, Podoroska has been competitive, but not terribly impressive in recent weeks and on hard courts I would give Mertens a slight edge to get an opening win. Mertens in 2

Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Jennifer Brady

Alexandrova hasn’t suffered a first round exit since Madrid, Brady has lost two straight matches and suffered from a bone bruise that has been slow to heal. Brady is playing stateside, but Alexandrova should be the favorite as Brady has yet to find much form. Alexandrova in 2

Jill Teichmann vs Sorana Cirstea

Cirstea leads the h2h 3-0, Teichman has struggled all season and hasn’t found any momentum or consistency. Cirstea isn’t playing lights out tennis but her form is better and she can get into the second round like she did in Montreal. Cirstea in 2

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