This will be the first time they have played.
Pliskova dealt easily with Dominguez Lino in the last round but McHale will give her more problems. Lino won just 3 games.
McHale played well in the last round and also beat Stosur in their recent Fed cup match on clay. She usually does well on clay at this time of year.
Pliskova has equalled her second round finish from last year and may be ready for a rest. The trouble with her is that she tends to need a rest when you don’t expect it and turns into the Duracell bunny when you’re sure she needs rest.
Value on McHale at the start even if Pliskova’s motivated.