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Karolina Pliskova vs CoCo Vandeweghe, U.S Open QF Preview

US Open, πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽπŸ—½πŸš• QF Preview + Prediction:
(1) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Karolina Pliskova vs (20) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ CoCo Vandeweghe

Karolina Pliskova’s destiny is now in her own hands in New York. Pliskova will retain her world number 1 ranking if she is to reach the final at Flushing Meadows but she will be hoping to go one step further than 2016 and win the title. Pliskova is a pretty clear favourite to win the title from here now that the majority of her main rivals are eliminated from the tournament. However, Pliskova will face a big test on Wednesday when she comes up against a red-hot CoCo Vandeweghe. The head-to-head record between Pliskova and Vandeweghe is split at 2 wins apiece, there really is very little to separate these two, meaning this should be a very close encounter with so much on the line. Can Vandeweghe cause an upset?

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Karolina Pliskova vs Jennifer Brady, U.S Open R4 Preview

US Open, πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽπŸ—½πŸš• R4 Preview + Prediction:
(1) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Karolina Pliskova vs πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Jennifer Brady

Karolina Pliskova has made it through to the second week in New York after surviving back-to-back scares. Pliskova was surprisingly pushed to a third set by Nicole Gibbs and Shuai Zhang and will be hoping for a much improved performance when she comes up against Jennifer Brady in the fourth round on Monday at Flushing Meadows. Brady will have other ideas heading into the biggest match of career, the American is into the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the second time in 2017 having never won a Grand Slam main draw match prior to 2017. Brady will enter this fourth round clash with nothing to lose and the New York crowd by her side, will that be enough to push the world number 1?

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Karolina Pliskova vs Shuai Zhang, U.S Open R3 Preview

US Open, πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽπŸ—½πŸš• R3 Preview + Prediction
(1) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Karolina Pliskova vs (27) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ Shuai Zhang

World number 1 Karolina Pliskova survived a scare in the second round at Flushing Meadows, Pliskova was forced to came from a set down to defeat Nicole Gibbs and set up a third round clash with China’s Shuai Zhang. Pliskova will be happy to see Shuai Zhang in the third round, Pliskova holds a perfect 4-0 head-to-head record over Zhang and easily accounted for Zhang 6-2 6-0 in their most recent match in Doha earlier this year. Pliskova will be hoping for an improved performance on Saturday and another straightforward win over Zhang as she continues her quest to claim a maiden Grand Slam title and go one step better than her runner-up appearance in New York last year.Β 

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Karolina Pliskova vs Magda Linette, U.S Open R1 Preview

US Open, πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽπŸ—½πŸš• R1 Preview + Prediction
(1) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Karolina Pliskova vs πŸ‡΅πŸ‡± Magda Linette

Karolina Pliskova will be competing at a Grand Slam event as the world number 1 for the first time at this year’s U.S Open. The 2016 runner-up in New York begins her 2017 campaign with a first round clash against Poland’s Magda Linette. The U.S Open is a special event for Pliskova given the 2016 tournament was her first major breakthrough at the Grand Slam level, since then Pliskova has been the most consistent player on tour and is one of the favourites to win the title in 2017.

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Karolina Pliskova vs Garbine Muguruza, Cincinnati SF Preview

Western & Southern Open, πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŒ‰ Cincinnati SF Preview + Prediction
SF #1: (1) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Karolina Pliskova vs (4) πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ Garbine Muguruza

Saturday’s first semi-final at the Western & Southern Open will be a blockbuster clash between reigning Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza and current world number 1 and defending champion Karolina Pliskova. This has been a very good match-up for Pliskova in recent times, the Czech holds a 6-1 head-to-head record over Muguruza and has won their last 6 encounters. Muguruza is the form player on the tour and will be keen to finally get a victory over Pliskova who has been her biggest nemesis in the last couple of years. With both players in great form, this should be a high quality contest with seemingly little to separate the pair.

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