Due to start at 5:30 pm
Pliskova 1.61, Bertens 2.58
Head to heads are 2-2. The last time they played was at Wimbledon in July. Bertens won in straight sets. They have never met on a hard court.
Overall results favour Pliskova in the last 12 months and in 2018. Much stronger hard court results for her too.
This is Pliskova’s first tournament since that fourth round loss to Bertens at Wimbledon. She reached the quarter final last season and the third round in 2016. In the last round she was up against Siniakova. She faced just 3 break points and was broken once. She did hit 9 double faults.
Bertens has played her best tennis on clay this season apart from the quarter final at Wimbledon. On hard courts she has only managed to win back to back matches once this year. That was the Australian Open in January.
I think Bertens can be competitive if she serves well. Back Pliskova at 1.85.