Maria Sharapova v Petra Kvitova Australian Open tennis betting is the line up to see who will face Victoria Azarenka or Kim Clijsters in the final. World number two Petra Kvitova faced a tougher struggle than expected against unseeded Italian Sara Errana in her quarter final match. To be fair Kvitova was not really on top of her game in the first set, putting in a lot of unforced errors against the Italian. Kvitova though edged a tight first set but lost a huge momentum swing in the second. She was trailing 4-2 to the Italian, but then she kicked into gear to pull back and see the match out in two sets. It wasn’t the most convincing performance from Kvitova, but she got the job done in the end. She can’t afford to make the same kind of unforced errors against Sharapova, but then again, the players aren’t perfect all of the time, they can’t be and there is better to come from Kvitova. The left handed Czech player, who will be world number one if she takes the title here, is one of the most complete players in the women’s game. There is still a fantastic raw edge about her game but she has the ability, power and reach to really, really dominate. The inconsistencies in her game will peter out as she matures even more and that is a big warning sign to those around her. She won’t have an easy time of things against Sharapova, not if the Russian is on top of her game, because Kvitova will have to be inventive and not just rely on her power. She will need to mix her shot selections up to keep Sharapova, who defends so stoutly, guessing. She needs to do what she did in the final of Wimbledon last year, when she beat the hot Sharapova, that is dominate right from the very get go.
There are many thinking that the Russian may be worth a strong bet in Maria Sharapova v Petra Kvitova Australian Open tennis betting. Although Sharapova lost twice to Petra Kvitova last season, including the final at Wimbledon, Sharapova is looking just that little bit more focused and consistent. Sharapova powered her way past compatriot Ekaterina Makarova (who had dispatched Serena Williams in the fourth round) with ease and Sharapova looks in devastating mood. She came into the Australian Open with not a lot of attention on her because of the likes of Kvitova, Clijsters, Azarenka and Williams. However, she has very quietly and destructively gone about her business and this could be just the right time to get one back over the Czech. Breaking down their tournaments so far, Sharapova looks hungrier and she surely must have learnt something from the Wimbledon final against Kvitova. Sharapova will hit hard, let’s make no mistake about that, her small frame packs a huge amount of punch and if her first serve is working then she really should push Kvitova all the way. Sharapova has a better defence than Kvitova and that could be the key on the day. She should run Kvitova down, because there is not a bigger fighter in the women’s draw than Sharapova, there just isn’t. There is just the feeling that the time is right for her at the Australian Open this year to go all the way and pick up her fourth Grand Slam title. If she does, she will be number one in the world.
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