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Karolina Pliskova vs Caroline Wozniacki, WTA Finals Singapore SF Preview

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Semi-Final #1: (3) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Karolina Pliskova vs (6) πŸ‡©πŸ‡° Caroline Wozniacki

The first semi-final of the 2017 WTA Finals Singapore will be a blockbuster encounter between Karolina Pliskova and Caroline Wozniacki. Pliskova and Wozniacki have had a similar passage to the final four, both cruised through their opening matches in Singapore to confirm their spot in the semi-finals before being defeated in their final group matches.

Pliskova and Wozniacki are familiar foes, having played 8 times, all reasonably recently. It is Wozniacki who holds a 5-3 head-to-head record over Pliskova. However, Pliskova has won 3 of their 5 matches in 2017 and comfortably defeated the Dane in straight sets in their most recent clash in Cincinnati a few months ago.

This looms as an exciting contest between two players with very contrasting games. Who will emerge victorious and became the first finalist in Singapore?

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Karolina Pliskova vs Jelena Ostapenko, Singapore White Group Preview

WTA Finals, πŸ†πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸ¦πŸ‰πŸ¨ Singapore Match Preview + Prediction
RR: βšͺ White Group: (3) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Karolina Pliskova vs (7) πŸ‡±πŸ‡» Jelena Ostapenko

Karolina Pliskova became the first to qualify for the semi-final stage in Singapore when she cruised past Garbine Muguruza 6-2 6-2 on Tuesday evening to go 2-0 in the white group. Conversely, Jelena Ostapenko became the first player to be eliminated from the tournament as she succumbed to Venus Williams in a 3 hour plus epic, relegating the Latvian to a 0-2 record in the white group.

This all means that this white group clash between Pliskova and Ostapenko will be a dead rubber in a sense, however there is still a lot to play for both ladies. With a heap of ranking points still on the line, every win is important for Pliskova in the race for number 1 and she will want to keep her momentum going into the semi-finals with another win here. Whilst Jelena Ostapenko will want to end the best season of her career on a positive note and avoid leaving Singapore without a single victory.

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Garbine Muguruza vs Karolina Pliskova, Singapore White Group Preview

WTA Finals, πŸ†πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸ¦πŸ‰πŸ¨ Singapore Match Preview + Prediction
RR: βšͺ White Group: (2) πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ Garbine Muguruza vs (3) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Karolina Pliskova

Tuesday’s second match from the white group will be a blockbuster affair between two of the favourites in Singapore, Garbine Muguruza and Karolina Pliskova. Muguruza and Pliskova both cruised through their opening matches in Singapore and will enter this intriguing clash full of confidence. This has generally been a very good match-up for Pliskova, the Czech holds a 6-2 head-to-head record over the Spaniard and 6-1 record on hard courts. However, the most recent match between the pair ended in a straight set win for Muguruza in Cincinnati earlier this year, can Muguruza win back-to-back matches over Pliskova for the first time?

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Karolina Pliskova vs Venus Williams, Singapore White Group Preview

WTA Finals, πŸ†πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸ¦πŸ‰πŸ¨ Singapore Match Preview + Prediction
RR: βšͺ White Group: (3) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Karolina Pliskova vs (5) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Venus Williams

Karolina Pliskova and Venus Williams will kickstart what is sure to be a fascinating week in Singapore when they do battle on Sunday in the white group. Karolina Pliskova is competing in Singapore for the second time, the Czech third seed failed to make it past the group stage last year and will be hoping to change that in 2017. Incredibly, Venus Williams first made it to the WTA Finals in 1999, the 2008 champion will be competing at the event for the first time since 2008. The head-to-head record between the pair is split at 1 win apiece, this promises to be another tight clash between two evenly matched competitors. Who will win the first match of the WTA Finals?

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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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