Pliskova is defending a lot of points this week and will not be sad to see her sister withdraw
Due to start at 2 pm
Sasnovich 2.18, Pliskova 1.81
Sasnovich won their only previous meeting. That was in March this year in Miami. Sasnovich won on a hard court in 3 sets.
Sasnovich has better overall results this season. She has won 15 of 23 matches. Her best results were early in the year. She doesn’t have a good clay record and won just 3 of her 9 matches in the last 12 months.
Pliskova has struggled a little this year though reached the quarter finals in Charleston on American green clay. She also had a quarter final finish on hard courts in Shenzhen in the opening week of the season. She has stronger clay results in last 12 months and also in 2018. She reached the final last year where she lost to Barthel in 3 sets.
Pliskova got a boost when her sister withdrew from the tournament. They were due to meet today. That would have almost certainly meant she lost a lot of ranking points. Back her above 2.10