Ashleigh Barty vs Karolína Plíšková
|Date & Time||Sunday September 2, 2018, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
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Karolína Plíšková will take on Ashleigh Barty for a spot in the quarterfinals of the 2018 WTA US Open.
Karolína Plíšková has made it into the fourth round of the 2018 WTA US Open. The talented Czech superstar has been exceptional in this tournament as she has won every single set she has played. This is an impressive record and it is very convenient for this tournament since it means she will be fresh and not very fatigues unlike many of the other players in the field. The heat has always caused problems for Karolína Plíšková and she has been vocal about this in the past. While the conditions will not please her, she will be happy that she has not had to play any long matches. This is a great chance for the Czech superstar to win her first grand slam with the likes of Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki already eliminated. This should mean we will see a very determined Karolína Plíšková since she will know how great of an opportunity this tournament possess.
On the other side of the court, Ashleigh Barty has also been very good. The Australian is emerging into one of the best young players of the WTA tour. She has also won all of her matches in straight sets and things are looking very good for her. This will be a tough challenge for the Australian since she is playing against one of the elite players in world tennis. She will need to be at her best if she wishes to compete.
All in all, I am expecting a close match but I see Karolína Plíšková winning. The Czech superstar is the better player and I think she is in too good of form to lose this early in the tournament. I see this match lasting three sets since both players are playing well enough to win a set.