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The 2014 Eastbourne International champion, Madison Keys will take on Petra Martic in the quarterfinal match on Thursday.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Madison Keys vs Petra Martic – Match Predictions
It’s been a while since Keys won this tournament and if she goes past Martic, anything is possible for the rest of the way.
Petra Martic +3.5
Martic had a long way to go to get to the quarterfinals and she has a unique opportunity to get to the final 4 of such a big tournament. Martic has a winning record against Keys and she can definitely be competitive in this one. Keys is a former Eastbourne champions which gives her a lot of confidence, but Martic will not go down without a fight and will cover the +3.5 games spread.
Over 22.5 games
Keys played a tie break in both of her matches here in Eastbourne. Martic is also the type of player who can hold to her serve for a long time and given the fact that they are both experienced players who know each other very well, this will be a long battle which will go over 22.5 games.
Madison Keys vs Petra Martic Preview
Keys is a former Eastbourne champion but she has a negative head to head record against her quarterfinal opponent, Martic.
Keys, the 2014 WTA Eastbourne winner, is currently 25th in the WTA rankings and her career high was No. 7 in the world. The American is 18-8 for the season and 2-0 on grass. Keys played pretty well in the first two rounds defeating Tereza Martincova 7-6, 6-4 and then Xiyu Wang, 6-2, 7-6. Keys’ best result this season were the quarterfinals in Dubai and Charleston.
Martic is currently ranked 30th in the world and she has never been higher than the 14th place. The Croatian is 19-13 for the season and 3-1 on grass. She had a tough time qualifying for the main draw in Eastbourne defeating Rebecca Marino and Ana Bogdan is three sets. In the opening round of the main draw, Martic defeated Katie Boulter 6-4, 7-5 and in the round of 16 match, Beatriz Haddad Maia retired in the second set. Martic’s best result this season was the final in Linz where she lost to Anastasia Potapova.
Madison Keys vs Petra Martic Head to Head
This will be the fourth match between the two and Martic leads the head to head 2-1. The last time they played was in the opening round in Monterrey last year and the Croatian player won 5-7, 7-6, 6-3. In 2019 at the WTA Elite Trophy, Keys won 6-3, 6-4 and in the first match in the 2017 French Open second round, Martic prevailed 3-6, 6-3, 6-1.
Madison Keys vs Petra Martic Match Details
- When will the match between Keys vs Martic be played? The match is scheduled for June 29.
- Who is the favorite in the Keys vs Martic match? According to the bookies, Gauff is a major favorite to win this match.
- Who is the defending champion of the WTA Eastbourne International? Petra Kvitova won last year at the WTA Eastbourne International.
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