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Karolina Pliskova vs. Petra Martic 5/15/21 - WTA Rome, Italy Women Singles Picks & Predictions

Karolina Pliskova vs Petra Martic Odds & Info

Game Karolina Pliskova vs Petra Martic
Date & Time Saturday May 15, 2021, 5:00 AM (EDT)
Rome Italy
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Petra Martic has made it into the semifinals of the 2021 WTA Italian Open in Rome. At this stage of the tournament, Martic is set to play against Karolina Pliskova from Czechia. 

Petra Martic enters this match having defeated Jessica Pegula in straight sets in the previous round. During the win, Petra Martic impressed with her receiving as she won around 40% of her receiving points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 5 occasions. It has been a tough season for Petra Martic but she has managed to find some strong form in this tournament and will be hoping to reach the final of this tournament. 

On the other side of the coin, Karolina Pliskova enters this match having won her previous outing in 3 sets. Pliskova lost the opening set but fought back to win the final 2 sets and the match. During the victory, Karolina Pliskova won 7 return games as she managed to dominate the serve of her opponent. 2021 has been a tough season for Karolina Pliskova but the Czech superstar is hugely accomplished and she has shown her best tennis at this tournament. If Pliskova can find her best form, she will be very tough to beat in this tournament. 

Karolina Pliskova and Petra Martic have played each other 4 times in the past with each playing winning on 2 occasions. The most recent match between these two players was in 2019 in China where Karolina Pliskova won in straight sets. Martic last defeated Pliskova in 2019 at the French Open. These two players played each other 3 times in 2019 with Pliskova leading the head-to-head that year with a 2-1 record. 

Free Tennis Pick:

Karolina Pliskova

Taking all the information into context, I am going to pick Karolina Pliskova to win this match. Neither player has played well in 2021 but Pliskova looks in better form leading into this match and she is the higher ranked player. This should be a close match with Karolina Pliskova winning in 3 sets. 

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