Strycova 3.60, Pliskova 1.36
Pliskova leads their previous meetings 2-1. They last met in Miami in March last year. Pliskova won in straight sets on a hard court. Strycova’s win was on grass in Birmingham in 2016. She won in straight sets.
Both women have held serve 89% of the time this week. Stats for the week favour Strycova.
Pliskova had better hard court stats in 2017. She won 75% of hard court matches compared to 60% for Strycova. Neither has lost a set this week. Pliskova has faced stronger opponents in Safarova and Haddad Maia.
I favour Pliskova to win but think we see 3 sets. Initial value is on Strycova to take a set.
Back Pliskova if she gets broken or loses set 1