Czech tennis superstar, Karolina Pliskova has made it into the second round of the 2019 WTA Australian Open. At this stage of the tournament, Pliskova is set to play against Madison Brengle from the United States.
Karolina Pliskova displayed a strong opening round performance as she won in straight sets. During the win, Pliskova displayed her trademark returning as she won close to 50% of her return points which let her win 4 break points. In addition to that, Karolina Pliskova also had a good day of serving as she won over 88% of her service games. Karolina Pliskova has been in exceptional form as she won the WTA Brisbane International a few weeks ago. In the past 2 seasons Karolina Pliskova has made it to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open and considering her form, she will hope to make it further this season.
On the other side of the court, Madison Brengle also had a big opening round win as she Misaki Doi in straight sets. Brengle was also dominant while receiving serve as the American 57% of her return points. Madison Brengle won 6 break points which ensured she had a comfortable victory. It is important to note that Madison Brengle didn’t serve well as she allowed a weaker opponent to break her serve twice. This is expected to be a very tough match for Madison Brengle as she is playing the world number 7.
Karolina Pliskova and Madison Brengle have played twice in the past. Pliskova won both of the head-to-head matches. The most recent match between Pliskova and Brengle was at the 2017 Miami Masters.
All in all, I am going to pick Karolina Pliskova to win this match. Pliskova is in supreme form having just won the Brisbane International and she should be too strong for Madison Brengle.