Karolina Pliskova vs. Simona Halep - 11/1/19 WTA Finals Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Karolina Pliskova vs. Simona Halep

Friday, November 1, 2019 at 7:00 AM (Shenzhen Bay Sports Center)

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In the 2019 WTA Finals, Karolina Pliskova is set to play against Simona Halep from Romania. 

Karolina Pliskova won her previous match after her opponent, Bianca Andreescu, was forced to retire during the opening set. That victory means that Pliskova has 1 win and 1 loss meaning that she can qualify for the semifinals if she wins this match. It was a poor start to the tournament for Karolina Pliskova as she was beaten by Elina Svitolina in the opening round of matches. Despite that result, it has been a strong few weeks for Karolina Pliskova as she won the Zhengzhou Open at the start of the Asian season. Pliskova is an extremely skilled player and she will be hoping to win this match.

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On the other side of the coin, Simona Halep is also currently standing on 1 win and must win this match to qualify for the semifinals. Simona Halep started the tournament by defeating Bianca Andreescu but was defeated by Elina Svitolina in the previous round. It was a comprehensive defeat for Simona Halep as she lost in straight sets. The serving was the biggest problem for Simona Halep as she only won 60% of her service games. It has been a tough few months for Simona Halep as she has struggled since Wimbledon. This is expected to be a tough match for Halep if she does not improve her serving. 

Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova have played each other 11 times in the past. Halep has won on 7 occasions while Pliskova has won 4 times. The most recent match between these two players was earlier in the season at the Miami Masters where Pliskova won in straight sets. 

Looking at all the information, I am going to pick Karolina Pliskova to win this match. Pliskova has been playing better tennis over the past few months and looks in better touch. Halep’s serve is also a big concern. This should be a close match but Pliskova should have enough to win and secure a spot in the semifinals. 

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