Day 4′s TOP TUSSLE – Baltacha v Kvitova
Posted on June 28, 2012 by Sam Foster
Baltacha rallied well to win her first round match and scupper our selection in the process, but expect that resilience to end in sharp fashion against the defending champion. Kvitova has failed to properly harness the momentum from winning this tournament 12 months ago but on this surface she justifiably ranks as one of the chief dangers in the draw.
Baltacha is aiming to match her best ever result here when reaching the third round in 2002, but even such a paltry expectation will be out of her grasp this time. World number four Kvitova is ranked 97 places ahead of the adopted Brit and any punter should fully expect for that gulf to be exposed in almost every area of the match.
The selection here is to back last year’s victor to win via the handicap market as she is more than capable of reeling off several games in a row, and considering in their last four sets Baltacha has managed only three games in all but one, it suggests this will be over in a short space of time.