WTA Cincinnati Quarterfinal Predictions Including Ashleigh Barty vs Barbora Krejcikova

Barbora Krejcikova French Open Forehand

A trio of Czech players headline the WTA Cincinnati, Western & Southern Open, quarterfinals as Barbora Krejcikova, Petra Kvitova, and Karolina Pliskova will look to march on into the semifinals on Friday. Here is your look at the full WTA match card.

Ashleigh Barty vs Barbora Krejcikova

Barty won their only meeting, which came earlier this year at Wimbledon, the Wimbledon Champion is seeking her 5th title of the 2021 season, and hasn’t dropped a set in her first two matches. Krejcikova has three wins in Cincy including a third set victory against Garbine Muguruza in the previous round. Krejcikova is playing great as she seeks a fourth title for the season, Barty looks fresh though and on faster surfaces should have a slim edge in this matchup. Barty in 2

Angelique Kerber vs Petra Kvitova

Kvitova leads the h2h 8-7, Kerber has won 2 of 3 meetings this year however, the German player is on a nice run but needed three sets against Elina Svitolina and Jelena Ostapenko in rounds 2 and 3. Kerber’s recent match record is fantastic, while Kvitova is simply having a fantastic week in Cincinnati, making this a very intriguing matchup. Despite how well Kerber is playing, Kvitova has decimated her opponents and hasn’t dropped a set, this match likely goes the distance with Kvitova evening the h2h for the season. Kvitova in 3

Karolina Pliskova vs Paula Badosa

Pliskova won their only meeting many years ago, the Montreal and Wimbledon finalist beat both of her early round opponents with ease, Badosa is on her best run since reaching the French Open quarterfinals. The Spanish player needed three sets against Martic and Sabalenka and has shown great resiliance this week. With that said, Pliskova should continue to fly high and secure this win. Pliskova in 2

Belinda Bencic vs Jil Teichmann

An all-Swiss matchup, Bencic won their only previous meeting, the higher ranked Swiss player and Olympic Gold Medalist has won nine straight matches now, and hasn’t dropped a set this week. Teichmann scored a big upset over Naomi Osaka in round 3, this is her best result in a tournament since reaching the Dubai semifinals in March. Teichmann is playing well, but Bencic is a whole different level of in-form tennis right now. Bencic in 2

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