Zarina Diyas vs Karolína Plíšková
|Date & Time||Monday August 27, 2018, 2:45 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Karolína Plíšková -334/ Zarina Diyas +250 Over/Under:
Karolína Plíšková will begin her 2018 US Open campaign on Monday as she takes on Zarina Diyas from Kazakhstan. This is the third time these two are playing each other in a WTA event with both previous matches ending with Karolína Plíšková winning in straight sets. The odds are on a similar result but it will be interesting to see what actually happens
It has been a tough 2018 for Zarina Diyas as she is attempting to make a return from wrist surgery. That comeback was not made easy as she suffered other injuries including a knee injury a few months ago. These misfortunes have causes Diyas to miss a great amount of court time and it is clear to see that she is still not 100%. That being said, Zarina Diyas has shown great fighting spirit and if she is fit enough can cause most players trouble. It will be interesting to see if she has the fitness to compete in this match.
On the other side of the court, Karolína Plíšková is looking like she is in great form. The Czech superstar has been playing some exceptional doubles tennis and although she has struggled in singles tennis, she seems to be very close to having a very deep run. She looks to be hitting the ball very smoothly and her movement on the court is very sharp. This will be a very big tournament for Karolína Plíšková since she will want to silence any doubters. I am expecting the Czech superstar to be focused and ready for this match.
I am picking Karolína Plíšková to win. She is the better player and I am not convinced on the fitness of Zarina Diyas. I think Karolína Plíšková should be strong enough to win with ease and finish this match in straight sets.