Pliskova vs Cornet by Iniestaone
Neither Pliskova nor Cornet have had any previous success in Brisbane and now they find themselves in the finals. Pliskova more deservedly so than Cornet to some extent because Cornet's opponent in the semis - Muguruza - had to retire during the first set when Cornet was leading 4-1. There's no doubt in my mind she could beat Muguruza, she defeated Cibulkova in two sets, she destroyed McHale 6-2 6-1 and won against Vesnina in her opener. She is playing great tennis right now.
Pliskova's road to the finals has gone past (in chronological order) Putintseva, Muhammad, Vinci and Svitolina. She dropped a set to Vinci (as a 1.33 favorite) and in my opinion she only defeated Svitolina in the semis because the latter was exhausted after her big 2-1 win vs Kerber. She played another long three-setter before that match vs Rogers and she did not bring her best tennis against Pliskova. You can trust that Cornet will bring her A-game. I'm not sure she has what it takes to win this - had she defeated Muguruza without the retirement I would think so - but I am certain she will stay close and grab a set at least.
|Cornet +1,5 sets||Unibet||1.80||8||2-0 LOST (-8 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.