Strycova vs Krystina Pliskova
That's a 2nd round match in Linz between Barbora Strycova and Krystina Pliskova.
In my previous preview I talked about Strycova and Flipkens and Strycova prevailed in really crazy match in two tiebreaks. There were a lot of comebacks, but the Czech player succeeded to continue to the next round and set a match with the weaker Pliskova sister when we talk about ranking and quality. Strycova is looking to defend her trophy and that's the reason to continue picking her, until she faces really hard task. For me Krystina Pliskova is absolutely beatable opponent.
Krystina Pliskova has fast 1st serve like her better sister, but it's impossible to compare them as quality from the baseline. Also her 1st serve doesn't help her so much, because it's not so regular and I can't see her previaling into rallies with Strycova. Yeah, Krystina will try to use more power in her shots and maybe to attack opponent's 2nd serve, but still it's not guaranteed if this will lead to positive results. It's all about precision in tennis and I can't bet against her in this match. Krystina's form was so bad before Linz, she also lost in the qualifications here, but went in the main draw as a lucky looser. Pliskova had an easy first match against Grammatikopoulou, but Barbora is totally on different level.
Both have one match in 2013 in Palermo and Strycova won it in straight sets. Yeah, the result is not related with this match, because it was on clay a long time ago, just to mention it. It's hard for Strycova to beat her sister, she has negative balance against Karolina, but Krystina is much easier opponent to be overcome.
I will made three picks about this match- Strycova to win the match, Strycova -2.5 games AH and -3.5games AH. All of them are absolutely possible if Strycova plays the way she played today against very solid Flipkens.
Strycova vs Krystina Pliskova prediction
|Strycova -2.5 games AH||Pinnacle||1.65||10||2-0 WON (+6.5 units)|