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Karolina Pliskova vs. Donna Vekic 5/30/21 - French Open Women Singles Picks & Predictions

Karolina Pliskova vs Donna Vekic Odds & Info

Game Karolina Pliskova vs Donna Vekic
Date & Time Sunday May 30, 2021, 5:00 AM (EDT)
Location
Roland Garros Paris, France
TV Channel
ESPN

The 2021 WTA French Open is set to start with Karolina Pliskova set to play against Donna Vekic from Croatia in the opening round of the tournament. 

Karolina Pliskova enters this tournament having last played at the Italian Open where she finished second. Pliskova looked very strong throughout the tournament but failed to win the final where she had a poor match and was defeated comfortably. Throughout her career, Karolina Pliskova has impressed in regular tournaments but has always failed when it comes to Grand Slam events. At the age of 29, Pliskova will be hoping to realize her potential and produce some big results in major tournaments. Considering her form in Rome, Pliskova should enter this tournament with confidence on her side. 

On the other side of the coin, Donna Vekic enters this match having last played at the Australian Open which took place in February. It has been a big break for Donna Vekic and she will be hoping to return to the court without any issues. This is a tough match to mark her return as she is playing the number 9 seed in Karolina Pliskova. Defeating Pliskova often requires Pliskova to play poorly but it will be important for Donna Vekic to maintain some consistency as the constant pressure is vital when playing against the Czech superstar. 

Karolina Pliskova and Donna Vekic have played each other 4 times in the past with Pliskova winning on 3 occasions and Vekic winning only once. The most recent match between these two players was in 2019 at the Brisbane International where Karolina Pliskova defeated Donna Vekic in straight sets. The last time that Vekic defeated Pliskova was in 2012 at the US Open. Pliskova has won the 3 most recent head-to-head matches. 

Free Tennis Pick:

Karolina Pliskova

Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Karolina Pliskova to win this match. Pliskova is the stronger player and she is playing against Vekic who has not played in many months. With all the in mind, I am predicting that Karolina Pliskova will win in straight sets. 

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