Katie Boulter vs Karolína Plíšková
|Date & Time||Friday October 12, 2018, 2:45 PM (EDT)|
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World number 6, Karolína Plíšková has made the quarterfinal of the 2018 WTA Tianjin Open where she will face Katie Boulter from the United Kingdom.
Katie Boulter enters this match having won her second round match in 3 sets. It was a tough match but Boulter won 5 break points to get the victory. It has been a tough few months for Katie Boulter as she failed to qualify for the US Open and lost in the opening round of the WTA China Open. Katie Boulter in not very experienced on the WTA scene as she has not won any WTA titles. All of Boulter’s success has been on the ITF scene and it will be difficult for the player to adjust to the level required to compete with one of the top players in the world.
On the other side of the coin, Karolína Plíšková enters this match having won her second round match with ease. Karolína Plíšková looked at her best as she only lost 3 games in the entire match. Furthermore, won all of her service games to cap a very solid victory. Karolína Plíšková has had a very strong few weeks as she followed a strong US Open campaign by winning the WTA Pan Pacific Open in Japan. With such strong recent performances, Karolína Plíšková will be the overwhelming favorite heading into this fixture.
This will be the first time that Karolína Plíšková and Katie Boulter will be playing each other.
All in all, I see Karolína Plíšková being too strong for Katie Boulter. Boulter doesn’t have a good record at WTA tournaments and is yet to establish herself at the top level of tennis. Karolína Plíšková, on the other hand, is one of the top ranked players in the world. I see Karolína Plíšková winning this match.