Petra Kvitova will play against Julia Goerges of Germany in the second round of the ongoing Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 2013. This match will be played on Thursday and the starting time is 12:30 GMT.
Kvitova made her way into the second round with a win over Annika Beck of Germany. She defeated Beck by 7-5, 6-7, 6-3 in the first round. Although, Kvitova managed to come out victorious in that match but, she had to battle very hard.
On the other hand, Goerges didn’t have much difficulty in her first round match against Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium. She won the first set easily by 6-2 and she was leading in the second set as well when Flipkens decided to leave the match because of injury.
Kvitova and Goerges have so far played two matches against each other and both have won one each. The last time that these two players had faced each other was in a Fed Cup match and Kvitova had won that match by 3-6, 6-3, 10-8.
Kvitova hasn’t played outstanding tennis in this season. She hasn’t been in bad form, but, she hasn’t rocked either.
Kvitova has won a title in the form of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, but, in most of the tournaments, she has disappointed her fans including the Fed Cup clash against Italy in which she suffered a defeat against Roberta Vinci. However, she came back to defeat Sara Errani in the reverse singles, but, even after that win, the Czech team couldn’t get better of Italy.
Recently, Kvitova reached the finals of the Katowice Open where she got defeated by Roberta Vinci again. So, her form has been alright, but, she has not been at her best.
For Goerges also, this season has been disappointing. She had started the season well and was the runner up in the Heineken Open, but, she couldn’t maintain the form that she showed in that tournament.
However, Goerges had won the title here at Stuttgart a couple of years back in 2011; so, she would have good memories of this venue.
Considering the current form and experience, one can say that Petra Kvitova is the favourite to win this match.