Italian player, Camelia Giorgi is set to face Karolína Plíšková from the Czech Republic during the third round of the 2019 WTA Australian Open in Melbourne.
Karolína Plíšková had a slight scare in her previous match as she lost the opening set, but the number 7 seed fought back well to win her final 2 sets with comfort. During the win, Karolína Plíšková returned serve exceptionally well as she won over 50% of her receiving points. Plíšková won 6 return games which allowed her to win the final 2 sets with ease. In the last 2 sets, Karolína Plíšková won 92% of the games played. Leading up to this tournament, Karolína Plíšková won the WTA Brisbane International. Having recently won a tournament, Karolína Plíšková will be very hard to stop.
Camila Giorgi, on the other hand, had a very simply second-round fixture which she won in straight sets. Giorgi displayed a complete performance as she won 6 return games while only losing 1 service game. Camila Giorgi has never made it past the third round of the Australian Open. This lack of experience could be decisive in this fixture as Camila Giorgi is facing a former world number 1.
Camila Giorgi and Karolína Plíšková have played each other 5 times in the past. Karolína Plíšková has the stronger head-to-head record as she has won 4 times against Camila Giorgi. The most recent match between these two players was at the Cincinnati Masters in 2017 where Karolína Plíšková won in 3 sets. Camila Giorgi’s win over Karolína Plíšková was at WTA Prague in 2017.
All in all, I am going to pick Karolína Plíšková to win this match. Karolína Plíšková is much more accomplished and skilled when compared to Camila Giorgi. Having recently won the Brisbane International, Karolína Plíšková looks in incredible form. I see Karolína Plíšková winning this match with ease.