Kvitova's win was not the only upset of the day, however, because Svetlana Kuznetsova beat Sharapova 6-2 6-4 in the other semifinal, setting up a final between the two 2-time major champions. This was a huge surprise because Kuznetsova had to survive 2 match points in a 3-hour slugfest with Lucie Safarova yesterday. so few gave the Russian a chance against a well-rested World #3.
Kvitova leads Kuznetsova 3-1 in career meetings but won the last time they played at the 2014 French Open. However, Kuznetsova has a dismal 14-20 record in finals compared to her opponent's 15-5.
MadProfessah's pick: Kvitova.