Roland Garros, R2 Prediction
🇨🇿 (6) Karolina Pliskova vs. 🇨🇿 Lucie Safarova
I’m going to give the edge to Pliskova here, clearly it is Pliskova who is playing the better tennis of the pair at the moment. Pliskova has had a great clay court season already, amassing an impressive 11-3 win/loss record, Pliskova is fit and at the top of her game at the moment. The same can’t be said for Safarova who has only just returned for a 3 month layoff, Safarova is not battle hardened and would understandably be lacking in confidence. Also in Pliskova’s favour is her dominant 6-2 head-to-head record over Safarova and the confidence she gained from reaching the semi-finals in Paris last year. Expect Pliskova to be too clinical in the important moments as has often been the case in their previous encounters.