Some time has passed since we published our last tennis pick as we wanted to regroup and come back fully concentrated after the recent negative run but we believe that this match between Dominika Cibulkova and Petra Kvitova in Indian Wells is worth a tennis bet. The 24-year-old Slovakian player Dominika Cibulkova currently is in the best and most successful part of her tennis career as she reached her career-first Grand Slam final in Melbourne earlier this year and then won her fourth WTA Tour title in Acapulco in February. Cibulkova has always been able to beat almost any player as she has good movement on the baseline and powerful groundstrokes off both wings but now she finally managed to add a little more consistency to her game. Cibulkova employs an aggressive style of play that is largely founded on speed and power. She is also known for hitting prompt returns while taking the ball on the rise and decent volleys. Her opponent will be Petra Kvitova from Czech Republic, a player who has already won one Grand Slam title, winning the 2011 Wimbledon Championships, and made it to the world No. 2 later that year. Many experts predicted that she will dominate the womens tennis in next years as she definitely has weapons for it - fast left-handed serve, killing forehand and solid volleys. Her main weakness is her lack of speed by playing close to the baseline and injury proness. We should also add that due to her high risk, aggressive style of play she is known to produce a high number of unforced errors in some matches. Kvitova has already recorded losses to Pironkova, Kumkhum, Suarez Navarro or Jankovic in this season, so her overall form is surely worse than the one of Dominika Cibulkova. But Kvitova showed some pretty good tennis here in Indian Wells including an amazing performance in the final set of her last match against Svetlana Kuznetsova, where Kvitova hit winners from almost all positions. In our eyes this matchup favours Petra Kvitova and the final result mostly depends on her performance and the fact that she leads 4-1 in Head-2-Head only shows it. At odds about even we are happy to recommend you a tennis bet on Petra Kvitova here.
- Starting Time: 12 March 2014, 1:00 CET
- Bet: Kvitova
- Odds: 2.04
- Stake: 7 units
- Bookmaker: Pinnacle Sports