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Kristina Mladenovic
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Karolina Pliskova vs. Kristina Mladenovic 2/19/20 - Dubai Tennis Championships Picks & Predictions

Karolina Pliskova vs Kristina Mladenovic Odds & Info

Game Karolina Pliskova vs Kristina Mladenovic
Date & Time Wednesday February 19, 2020, 12:30 PM (EST)
Aviation Club Tennis Centre Dubai, UAE
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Kristina Mladenovic has made the second round of the 2020 WTA Dubai Tennis Championships. At this stage of the tournament, Kristina Mladenovic will play against Karolina Pliskova. 

Kristina Mladenovic enters this match having won her opening fixture in straight sets. It was a convincing performance by Mladenovic as she won 70% of her service games and 5 return games. The receiving was especially strong from Kristina Mladenovic as she won over 50% of her receiving points. Despite this win, it has been a tough start to the season for Kristina Mladenovic as she was eliminated during the opening round of both the Australian Open and the St Petersburg Open. This is expected to be a very tough match for Kristina Mladenovic as she is playing against the number 2 seed. 

On the other side of the court, Karolina Pliskova enters this match following a disappointing Australian Open campaign. Pliskova was eliminated during the third round of the Australian Open but she will feel hugely disappointed as she looked in good form for most of the tournament. In general, it has been a strong start to 2020 for Karolina Pliskova as she started the season by winning the Brisbane International. Pliskova has a decent record at the Dubai Tennis Championships as she made the final of this tournament in 2015. Considering her recent form and her record at this venue, Karolina Pliskova will be tough to stop. 

Karolina Pliskova and Kristina Mladenovic have played each other 5 times in the past. Pliskova has won on 3 occasions while Mladenovic has won twice. The most recent match between these two players was earlier in the season at the Australian Open where Karolina Pliskova won in straight sets. 

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Karolina Pliskova

Kristina Mladenovic has been in poor form and I see her struggling in this match. In contrast, Karolina Pliskova has looked very strong. All the momentum will be with Pliskova following her win against Mladenovic at the Australian Open. I see there being a big gap between the two players so I am going to pick Karolina Pliskova to win in straight sets. 

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