Ekaterina Alexandrova vs. Kristyna Pliskova - 9/17/19 Korea Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Ekaterina Alexandrova vs. Kristyna Pliskova - 9/17/19 Korea Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Kristyna Pliskova vs. Ekaterina Alexandrova

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 9:00 AM (Seoul Olympic Park Tennis Center)

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The number 2 seed at the Korea Open, Ekaterina Alexandrova has made it into the second round. At this stage of the tournament, Alexandrova is set to play against Kristyna Pliskova. 

Kristyna Pliskova had a solid win in the previous round as she defeated Choi Ji-hee in straight sets. During the win, Kristyna Pliskova served exceptionally well as she hit 6 aces which helped her win 82% of her service points. Pliskova won all of her service games which allowed her to control the majority of the match. In addition to that, Kristyna Pliskova also received serve well as she won 45% of her receiving points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 3 occasions. While this win will be satisfying, Kristyna Pliskova has struggled over the past few months as she has failed to make any major runs at tournaments. This is expected to be a challenge for Pliskova as she is playing against the number 2 seed. 

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Looking at Ekaterina Alexandrova, the Russian also won her previous match in straight sets. Alexandrova defeated Greet Minnen from Belgium. It was a very solid performance by Ekaterina Alexandrova as she won 89% of her service games and 4 return games. It has been a solid few months for Ekaterina Alexandrova as she has won the matches she has been expected to win and has only lost to big names like Serena Williams and Simona Halep. Alexandrova has looked very solid over the past few months and she should perform well in this match. 

This will be the first time that Ekaterina Alexandrova and Kristyna Pliskova will be playing each other at a WTA event. 

Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Ekaterina Alexandrova to win this match. Alexandrova has been a very solid player over the past few months and she seems to be comfortably beating players who are ranked lower than her. Ekaterina Alexandrova in the stronger player and I see her being good enough to win this contest. 

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