It’s on to the quarterfinals of the Qatar Total Open and I will take a look at the match between Garbine Muguruza and Andrea Petkovic. According to the Muguruza vs Petkovic 2016 Qatar Total Open Quarterfinals Betting Odds at Bodog Tennis, Muguruza has been listed as as -240 favorite over the underdog Petkovic (+195). Here is a look at my Muguruza vs Petkovic 2016 Qatar Total Open Quarterfinals Betting Odds & Prediction.
Head-to-Head: The two women have met twice in their careers and Andrea Petkovic has taken both meetings. The last time they met was in Bulgaria back in 2014 and Andrea won that match in straight sets
Garbine Muguruza comes in as the 5th ranked player in the world and she made it to the quarters with straight set victories over Nao Hibino and Timea Babos. She aims to reach her first semifinal of the year, but must beat someone she has never beaten in order to do that. Mugu had a very solid 2015 season, but it hasn’t been the best start for her this year and at one point she felt like she might need some time off. Still here she is and she is trying to bounce back from last week’s Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, which saw her exit in the first round.
Andrea Petkovic comes in as the 27th ranked player in the world and she got to this point with straight set wins over Ekaterina Makarova, Margarita Gasparyan and Coco Vandeweghe, who are all good opponents. Should she make it to the semis then it would be her first WTA semifinals appearance since April of 2015. She is also looking to advance past the quarters in this event, which she was knocked out of last year. Andrea hasn’t had a great start to here year, but she did reach the quarterfinals last week in Dubai.
Garbine Muguruza is the play here. She is the better player and is really looking to put last week behind here. She says she feels good and that should keep her focused for this one. Many of the top seeds have fallen at this event so far, but I don’t see Muguruza as being one of them.