Mariam Bolkvadze vs. Karolina Pliskova
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 11:00 AM (Flushing Meadows)
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Czech tennis superstar, Karolina Pliskova will play against Mariam Bolkvadze in the second round of the 2019 WTA US Open.
Mariam Bolkvadze defeated Bernarda Pera in 3 sets in the previous round. It was a close match but Bolkvadze won the first and final sets to secure the victory. During the match, Mariam Bolkvadze impressed with her receiving as she won 44% of her receiving points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 6 occasions. Mariam Bolkvadze is usually seen on the ITF scene meaning that the US Open is a major jump in quality. Despite her win in the previous round, this is expected to be a tough match for Mariam Bolkvadze as she is playing against the number 3 seed.
Looking at Karolina Pliskova, the Czech superstar won her previous match in straight sets. It was not the best performance by Pliskova as she made a large number of errors but she did enough to secure victory in minimum time. Karolina Pliskova impressed with her receiving as she won 49% of her receiving points which allowed her to win 6 return games.
Karolina Pliskova has been in good form leading into this tournament as she made the quarterfinals of both the Cincinnati Masters and Rogers Cup. The US Open has always been a strong tournament for Karolina Pliskova as she has reached the final of this event. Considering her current form and her record at this event, Karolina Plikova will be tough to beat in this tournament.
Mariam Bolkvadze and Karolina Pliskova have not played each other in the past.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Karolina Pliskova to win this match in straight sets. Pliskova is a significantly stronger player when compared to Bolkvadze and the Czech superstar has been in supreme form. This should be an easy win for Karolina Pliskova.