Due to start at 4:30 pm
Pliskova 1.97, Vikhlyantseva 2.00
Pliskova won their only previous match. That was on the clay in Madrid in May last season.
Overall results slightly favour Vikhlyantseva. She has won 54% of her matches compared to 50% for Pliskova. Vikhlyantseva has been poor on clay in the last 12 months and clay results favour Pliskova.
Pliskova reached the semi finals in Lugano on clay 2 weeks ago. She reached the quarter finals of this tournament last season and made the final in 2017. She will have the home crowd behind her.
Vikhlyantseva reached the second round in 2018 and in 2017. Her only successful week in 2019 was in Indian Wells. She reached the third round as a qualifier losing to Kerber in 3 sets. Her only clay match of 2019 was in Charleston earlier this month.
I think Vikhlyantseva will compete well but Pliskova will have great memories from this venue in the last coupe of seasons. Back Pliskova around 2.10.
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