Czech tennis player Petra Kvitova celebrates after defeating Jelena Jankovic of Serbia at the International Tennis Federation Fed Cup fina (credit: Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images)
Petra Kvitova and Ana Ivanovic will meet today for a crucial clash in the 2012 Fed Cup final.You can watch and bet on Kvitova v Ivanovic live for free at bet365 > live streaming > tennis.
After Saturday's Fed Cup clashes the Czech Republic are in control of the final and are well placed to defend their title. Lucie Safarova produced a blistering performance to defeat Ana Ivanovic, whilst Petra Kvitova was able to blow former world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic off the court.
With the scores at 2-0, Kvitova will be able to wrap up the title if she can beat Ana Ivanovic in the first reverse singles rubber. The Serbian, another former world No. 1, has one of the strongest all-round games in the WTA, but having to defeat Kvitova on an
indoor hardcourt in the Czech Republic is a huge task.
Ivanovic holds a 3-1 head to head record against Kvitova but the three wins occurred in 2008 and 2009. The world No. 8 made drastic improvements to her game in the years that followed and was able to defy the Serb this season at the Australian Open. Ivanovic will need to record a big upset here to keep her nation in the hunt.