Pliskova vs Svitolina
Semifinal match between Karolina Pliskova and Elina Svitolina in Brisbane.
Karolina Pliskova is the defending champion here and she will try to win the title again, but her semifinal match looks on paper much harder than the possible opponent in the final. Pliskova played amazingly against Catherine Beillis and gave her only 2 games but today Kaia Kanepi was so close to beat her in straight sets leading with a set and break. Pliskova somehow succeeded to break back her opponent and won the whole match totally dominating in the 3rd set. He has powerful serve and makes a lot of aces and easy points on her serve, which can help her a lot against the Ukrainian.
Svitolina is not in her best form for sure. She finished the last season in awful way with some unexpected losses. In thins tournament she won against players like Navarro and Conjuh, while against Konta I think she was a little bit lucky. The British player outplayed Svitolina in the 1st set with 6:1, while in the 2nd Svitolina succeeded to win in very close tie-break. Konta got an injury and was forced to retire during the 3rd set.
If we compare there two players Pliskova leads 5:1. All of the three matches on hard courts were won by the Czech player and one of them was last year in SF in Brisbane(on the same level)- 6:2 6:4. I don't think this will be an easy win for Karolina, but finally she will snatch the victory, maybe in three sets.
Pliskova vs Svitolina prediction
|Pliskova||Pinnacle||1.80||9||0-2 LOST (-9 units)|