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Miami R4: (3) Kvitova def (19) Garcia 63 63

Well done Petra. Did well to not let the rain delay affect her momentum.

Just 2 wins away from #1. Ash Barty next...
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Re: Miami R4: (3) Kvitova def (19) Garcia 63 63

Petra was peaking in this match. I honestly don't even think Caro was that bad overall, except for not getting enough first serves in - her second serves were being slaughtered by Petra which may have added to the pressure. But in any case she wasn't really allowed to play her game.

Kvitova's serve, especially her ROS, and also her ground game looked deadly. By her standards she was barely missing. Obviously she's one of the streakiest players so who knows if she'll be able to take it into the next round, but if so it's gonna be hard for poor Barty who has already lost to her twice this year.
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Re: Miami R4: (3) Kvitova def (19) Garcia 63 63

Whenever these two play off grass , more often than not, the result depends on how well Garcia returns Kvitova's serve. This match is no exception. Whenever Petra gets some cheap points on serve regularly, other parts of her game automatically work.

Barty next. H2H suggests that she is a pigeon but Barty is due for a win over Petra at some point. If she can't beat Petra in not so great form at her worst tournament ever, then I am afraid she won't ever have another good opportunity.

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Re: Miami R4: (3) Kvitova def (19) Garcia 63 63

Petra playing well in Miami?

Beautiful hug at the net, BTW. Caroline is so likeable
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Re: Miami R4: (3) Kvitova def (19) Garcia 63 63

Petra looks great. Can't see her having problems with Ash next round given that she has beaten her quite a few times now, even on an off day like back in the Sydney final. Get that #1 ranking, she really deserves it after her great 2019. Her improved footwork makes her game so much better!
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That would make her the fourth and most likely the last girl born in the former Czechoslovakia to get there after Navratilova, Hingisova and Pliskova.

Now watch her screw it up
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Re: Miami R4: (3) Kvitova def (19) Garcia 63 63

Don't forget, even if Petra can make that final, Simona can still be a party pooper by beating her there.

Still a long way to go but every win she is getting closer, go Petra!

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That would make her the fourth and most likely the last girl born in the former Czechoslovakia to get there after Navratilova, Hingisova and Pliskova.

Now watch her screw it up
The fact Pliskova is a former #1 and Kvitova isn't

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ash not gonna be a easy one, she looks great as well. should be a good match anyway.


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I hope she continues this form
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Don't forget, even if Petra can make that final, Simona can still be a party pooper by beating her there.

Still a long way to go but every win she is getting closer, go Petra!
Forgot about that. I like Halep but hopefully Venus the winning Wang takes her out - she can win IW next year or the year after
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Re: Miami R4: (3) Kvitova def (19) Garcia 63 63

Petra's best match of Miami this year, hopefully, she can only build on this performance next rounds ...
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Re: Miami R4: (3) Kvitova def (19) Garcia 63 63

Good job Petra, hopefully she can win another round - every win is a bonus here, slowish court and heat don't suit her game very well.

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Petra you're so close to number one don't screw this up
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