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Karolína Plíšková vs Sofia Kenin 2018 US Open Tennis Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction

Sofia Kenin vs Karolína Plíšková
Date & Time Friday August 31, 2018, 7:30 PM (EDT)
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Tennis | Sofia Kenin vs Karolína Plíšková
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Former world number 1, Karolína Plíšková seems to be playing some of her best tennis as the Czech superstar has cruised into the third round of the 2018 WTA US Open. Karolína Plíšková will now be facing Sofia Kenin from the United States who has been playing incredibly well in front of her home crowd. Both players will hope that they can win this match and that should ensure we will be treated to a great contest.

Sofia Kenin is an incredibly talented player and at the age of 19, she has impressed many sports critics. The American won both of her matches in 3 sets and while the fighting spirit shown was admirable, the issue of fatigue might impact the player. It is very hot in New York City at the moment and playing 3 set matches can be very tiring for the players. It will interesting to see if this impacts the American. This match will be a big challenge for Kenin as she is playing the 8th best player in the world. The American will need to be at her best if she wishes to compete.

Looking at Karolína Plíšková, she is in great form. The Czech superstar won both of her matches with ease and it seems like she is not facing any real issues on the court. Looking at rankings, Karolína Plíšková is the much superior player. This should mean that she should win but she will need to play at her best since Sofia Kenin is playing well and has the crowd behind her.

With that being said, I think Karolína Plíšková will win easily. Sofia Kenin has played well but she is up against a top player and I think she will be outclassed. I expect Karolína Plíšková to win this match in straight sets.


Karolína Plíšková

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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