Donna Vekic vs Karolína Plíšková
|Date & Time||Saturday September 22, 2018, 2:00 AM (EDT)|
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Karolína Plíšková will play Donna Vekic in the semifinal of the 2018 Pan Pacific Open in Japan.
This has been an incredible tournament for Donna Vekic as she has eliminated the number 2 seed, Caroline Garcia and the number 5 seed, Sloane Stephens. Both Stephens and Garcia are among the top 10 players in the world and those wins would have given Donna Vekic tons of confidence heading forward. In her previous match, Vekic played Caroline Garcia in a match which she won in straight sets. It was a very dominant display as Donna Vekic broke her opponents serve on 5 occasions meaning she only allowed Garcia to hold 50% of her service games. Donna Vekic has always been very strong in Asia proven by her 2014 Malaysian Open victory and with the conditions in her favor, she is going to be very hard to stop in this tournament.
On the other side of the court, Karolína Plíšková hasn’t had the strongest tournament but she has managed to win. Karolína Plíšková has played twice in this tournament and both of those wins have happened in 3 sets. In her last match, Karolína Plíšková had to fight very hard with the victory coming after a tiebreaker in the third set. Karolína Plíšková is a great player although she doesn’t look at her best considering she has struggled to win matches we expect her to win with ease.
Donna Vekic and Karolína Plíšková have played twice in the past with each player winning on one occasion.
While Karolína Plíšková is an amazing player, I see her losing to Donna Vekic. Donna Vekic has been playing incredible tennis and she has already beaten 2 players ranked in the top 10. WIth the respective forms and the Vekic’s love for tennis in Asia, I see her beating another top 10 player. I am picking Donna Vekic to win.