Karolina Pliskova vs. Kristina Mladenovic - 1/21/20 Australian Open Tennis Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Karolina Pliskova vs. Kristina Mladenovic

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 10:00 AM (Melbourne Park)

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Czech tennis superstar Karolina Pliskova will begin her 2020 Australian Open campaign on Tuesday. Pliskova will begin her tournament against Kristina Mladenovic from France. 

Kristina Mladenovic began her season at the Brisbane International. It was a poor campaign for Mladenovic as she failed to make it through the qualifiers. The Australian Open has always been a tough tournament for Kristina Mladenovic as she has won only 33% of her singles matches at this event. Over the past 3 seasons, Kristina Mladenovic has been eliminated during the opening round of the Australian Open. This is expected to be a tough match for Kristina Mladenovic as she is starting her tournament against the number 2 seeds. 

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Looking at Karolina Pliskova, the Czech superstar had an extremely strong start to the season. Pliskova began at the 2020 Brisbane International where she made the final. Pliskova was eventually defeated by Madison Keys but the Czech superstar looked in good touch throughout the tournament. During the tournament, Pliskova defeated the likes of Alison Riske and Naomi Osaka. The Australian Open has been a good tournament for Karolina Pliskova as she made the semifinals of this tournament in 2019. Pliskova has a record of 18-7 at Melbourne Park. Considering her recent form and her record at this event. Karolina Pliskova will be very tough to stop. 

Kristina Mladenovic and Karolina Pliskova have played each other 4 times in the past with both players winning on 2 occasions. The most recent match between these two players was 2017 at WTA Dubai where Kristina Mladenovic won in straight sets. 

This should be a close match since Kristina Mladenovic and Karolina Pliskova have both had success over each other. That being said, I am going to pick Karolina Pliskova to win this match. Pliskova is the stronger player and she looks in elite form following her performance at the Brisbane International. I am expecting this match to last 3 sets with Pliskova getting the victory. 

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