Due to start at 7:30 pm
Bogdan 3.30, Pliskova 1.42
Pliskova won their only previous meeting in July 2014. That was on clay in Bad Gastein and she won in straight sets.
They have both won 65% of their hard court matches this season.
Pliskova has the number 1 ranking on hard courts. She reached the quarter final of the US Open in 2016 and the final in 2015. She beat Diyas in 2 sets in the last round but was far from convincing She didn’t serve well by her standards and hit 8 double faults.
Most of Bogdan’s recent wins have been in qualifying rounds. Before her win over Bouzkova in the last round her only recent main draw win on hard courts was over Makarova in Washington.
I won’t be backing Pliskova at this price. She often starts slowly. I think she may slip up today and drop a set. Back Pliskova after she gets broken