Petra Kvitova v Laura Siegemund Live
For the first time on the tour, fifth seeded Czech Petra Kvitova will go up against the German Laura Siegemund, in the first round of the US Open on Tuesday at Flushing Meadows in New York.
After having a fairly inconsistent season owing to her illness, Kvitova has finally shown signs of recuperation and it appears that the Czech is ready for the final Grand Slam of the year. She had a terrific run in the WTA New Haven, where she won the title by routing Caroline Wozniacki in the semifinal, and finally overcoming Lucie Safarova. Having opted out of the Premier mandatory events in Indian Wells and Miami earlier this year, she retained her ranking in the top five by winning the Madrid Masters and reaching the quarterfinal in Roland Garros.
Siegemund on the other hand is returning on the tour after taking a long break. Her last event was in Florianopolis in July, where she was the quarterfinalist. She has also played in a couple of ITF events, and hasn’t had much luck there. For this fixture, Kvitova is definitely the favorite one. She has the experience and also the traction needed, to breeze into the next round comfortably.
Tags: Petra Kvitova, Laura Siegemund, US Open, Flushing Meadows, Grand Slam
Posted: 1st September 2015
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