Kristína Kučová vs. Karolina Pliskova
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 29, 2019, 7:00 AM (EDT)|
K. Kucova +550 / K. Pliskova -901
Czech tennis superstar, Karolina Pliskova will be in action in the second round of the 2019 French Open. Pliskova will be playing against Kristína Kučová from Slovakia.
Kristína Kučová made it into this tournament via the qualifiers where she impressed by winning all her matches in straight sets. That trend continued for Kristína Kučová in the opening round where she Svetlana Kuznetsova in straight sets. During the win, Kučová served exceptionally well as she won 66% of her service points. Kučová won all of her service games and 3 return games to ensure a comfortable win. This is expected to be a much tougher match for Kučová as she is playing against the number 2 seed.
On the other side of the coin, Karolina Pliskova enters this match in terrific form. Pliskova won her opening round match in straight sets. Pliskova was very efficient during the win as she won 7 return games to ensure a quick victory. It has been an outstanding season for Karolina Pliskova as she has won multiple WTA titles. The most recent title for Pliskova was in Rome where she won the Italian Open. Pliskova has made it to the quarterfinals or further in 78% of her tournaments this season which is a very impressive statistic. With such great form on her side, Karolina Pliskova will be very tough to stop in this tournament.
Karolina Pliskova and Kristina Kučová have played each other 3 times in the past with Pliskova winning on all 3 occasions.
As far as this match is concerned, I am only expecting one result and that is a Karolina Pliskova victory. Kristina Kučová has played well in this tournament but Pliskova simply looks too strong for the Slovak. Pliskova was outstanding in Italy and I see her form continuing as she wins this contest in straight sets.