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Ons Jabeur and Petra Kvitova rekindle their rivalry in Round Four of the Wimbledon Championships. With a history of intense battles, the stage is set for a thrilling encounter between two formidable competitors.
The Tunisian star reached the final in the 2022 edition and came second to Elena Rybakina. If she plans on usurping the Kazakh ace, she will have to get past Kvitova. Jabeur has a challenging task ahead as she seeks to overcome her long-time adversary, Kvitova, who holds a dominant 4-1 record in their head-to-head matches.
It will not be an easy task as Kvitova’s aggressive baseline game, punctuated by her powerful groundstrokes and lethal left-handed serve, has proven to be a tough puzzle for Jabeur to solve. However, the world number 6 has showcased steady improvement throughout her career and her unorthodox style and knack for unpredictability have caused problems for many opponents, including Kvitova.
If Jabeur can successfully exploit Kvitova’s weaknesses and maintain her composure under pressure, she could turn the tide in their rivalry. But the Czech star with her ability to generate immense power, combined with her experience and mental strength, will be difficult to tame.
Ons Jabeur vs Petra Kvitova: Overall Head-to-Head Record
As the tennis world eagerly awaits their encounter, it is certain that the battle between Jabeur and Kvitova will be a captivating display of skill, resilience, and a true test of their rivalry. Let’s look back at past battles and relish in the excitement of what is to follow.
2022 Cincinnati Masters Round 3, Kvitova vs Jabeur 6-1, 4-6, 6-0
Victories over Jabeur have been good omens for Kvitova. Unseeded for the event, she had the tough task to downing the fifth seed Jabeur. The duo clashed in Round 3 of the 1000 points event and she turned the tide. The pendulum swung in both ways but it was the Kvitova who came through. She did not give Jabeur any breathing room in the first set but found herself down 4-2 in the second. Kvitova did make it 4-4 but could not hold it and surrendered the set to Jabeur. She got her focus back and demolished the Tunisian in the deciding set to take it 6-0. After being Jabeur, the 33-year-old reached the final in Cincinnati but could not get past Caroline Garcia.
2022 Sydney Open Round 2, Jabeur vs Kvitova 6-4, 6-4
Before retiring in the next round, Jabeur showed her prowess on the court against Kvitova. She was trailing the Czech ace 3-0 in H2H results and finally commandeered an impressive victory. The fact that she was trailing both sets 3-1 before making a comeback showcased her fighting spirit. Jaberu will surely look to call upon it again if she has the designs of making it to the Wimbledon finals again.
2020 Doha Open Quater-Finals, Jabeur vs Kvitova 6-7, 6-7
Aryna Sabalenka eventually took the crown in the 2020 Doha Open at Petra’s expense. The Czech star had a marathon run to reach the championship match, a 2-1 victory over then world number 1, Ashleigh Barty and Jabeur. It was the Tunisian who sent down more aces but could not get past Kvitova’s defence in the all-important tie-breakers. Jabeur’s gas tank was questioned in the duel and her focus questions in the 7-2 and 7-4 tiebreak results.
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