World No. 32 Petra Kvitova was pushed to a deciding set by world No. 82 Clara Burel in the second round of the Miami Open, but she was able to emerge with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 victory. Now, the 32-year-old will take on world No. 94 Lauren Davis, who had to go through qualifying to get into the main draw of this event.
Davis is a huge underdog in this match-up, but we like her chances to really make Kvitova work for this. The American has played four matches in South Beach this week, and she is still yet to drop a single set. Of course, Davis didn’t see great players throughout her qualifying rounds, but that level of play is hard to overlook. The 28-year-old is clearly comfortable with the conditions in Miami, where a lot of players have been struggling to find their games thus far.