Petra Kvitova vs Sorana Cirstea Prediction and Odds: Miami Open 2023

Miami Open semi-finals bring old rivals Petra Kvitova and Sorana Cirstea against each other. The duo first locked horns against each other in 2008 and are still going strong fifteen years later. Read our ATP Miami Open predictions in this article.

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Petra Kvitova vs Sorana Cirstea – Match Predictions

Petra Kvitova to Win

With the exception of her Australian Open outings, Sorana Cistea will be pleased with how the 2023 campaign has gone for her. She continues to gain ground on her rivals and is one step closer to the elusive WTA silverware. That ambition will likely remain a dream as the stoic Petra Kvitova stands in her way. The Czech star easily defeated her in Cincinnati Masters last season and is impressing with each outing in front of the fans. She was made to work by Ekaterina Alexandrova in the quarterfinal but her resolve got her over the line, and she will be calling upon her reserves for one final push.

2-1 to Petra Kvitova

Five of the last eight duels between Kvitova and Cirstea have seen three sets. Kvitova was on the receiving end of defeats on three occasions and will be looking to equal the balance as she tilts the decision her way. She grounded a 2-1 victory over Alexandrova in the last round and should have enough in the tank to force a result in her favour. Cirstea will not let up easily, which makes us believe she should take a set from Kvitova. It will be a gruelling duel, one in which the hopeful Czech should come out on top.

Petra Kvitova vs Sorana Cirstea Preview

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in Miami Open.

Petra Kvitova

Maria Sakkari stopped Petra Kvitova in her stride at Indian Wells after a gruelling three-set affair. The 10th-ranked Greek star held her nerve despite accruing the first set to Kvitova. The Czech ace has been more flamboyant in Miami Open. She eased past in the earlier rounds, earning straight-set victories. Ekaterina Alexandrova gave her a tough fight but she toiled away to secure a place in the semi-finals.

Sorana Cirstea

Petra Kvitova humbled Sorana Cirstea in their first meeting back in 2008. The defeat in Budapest will have no bearing on her preparation. The Romanian has impressed in both legs of the Sunshine Double. She reached the quarter-final of Indian Wells and has gone one step forward. World no. 1, Iga Swiatek bounced her out of California and she will fancy her chances against a rival whom she has beaten twice in their last three meetings.

Petra Kvitova vs Sorana Cirstea Head to Head

This is the 11th battle between Kvitova and Cirstea, their rivalry going back to July 2008. Petra triumphed in their last meeting and has the bragging rights with six victories to her name. Cristea has the balance against her but will be confident after winning two of their last three encounters.

Petra Kvitova vs Sorana Cirstea Match Details

Miami Open 2023

  • When will this match start? This match starts not before 13:00 GMT on Tuesday, 28th March.
  • On which surface will this match be played? This match will be played on an outdoor hard court.
  • Where can I watch Miami Open 2023 in the UK? This match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom

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